Shahid Buttar is creating music, music videos, poetry, documentary spoken word
6

patrons

$14
per month

I'm a cultural revolutionary bringing social and political consciousness to the dance floor, and the funk and flavor from the counterculture to progressive politics.

My performances have taken me from music festivals in the forest to the foot of the Washington Monument across the street from the White House, from Occupy the Farm and Critical Mass to camps and art cars across Black Rock City, and to clubs in cities from coast-to-coast, in between, and abroad.

My original tracks riff on issues from climate change & militarism to mass surveillance & corruption, from police violence around the world to the plight of military families contending with the costs of war endured even by the supposed victors.

Finally, my poetry depicts issues from CIA torture crimes to the serendipity of modern technology enabling running in a snowstorm, from meditation to mourning, and from the beauty of discovering community among strangers to simple gratitude for my blessings.

That gratitude fuels my life and work. It's because I feel so grateful for my various privileges that I dedicate my time and talent to promoting justice, and because I've felt so liberated by music that I can't keep it to myself.

Thanks for helping support my voice!
Tiers
Join a quarterly web hangout
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
Join a quarterly web hangout where I report back to supporters on my latest recording sessions and upcoming performances. This is a chance for folks who dig my music to connect with each other, even across the distance that separates you!
Shout out on Twitter & Facebook
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
I'll shout you out on social media to publicly share my thanks for your support, and invite you to quarterly online sessions to hear my latest updates and meet other fans.
Read lyrics before they're recorded
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Want sneak previews of my lyrics before they're recorded? I'll also shout you out on social media to publicly share my thanks for your support, and invite you to quarterly online sessions to hear about my latest and meet other fans.
Vote on future topics
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Get sneak previews of my lyrics before we record them, and vote among choices for which themes I'll address next! I'll also shout you out on social media to publicly share my thanks for your support, and invite you to quarterly online sessions to hear about my latest and meet other fans.
Shout out in project credits
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to see your name in the credits of my next music video? You'll also get sneak previews of my lyrics before we record them, and a chance to vote among choices for which themes I'll address next. I'll also shout you out on social media to publicly share my thanks for your support, and invite you to quarterly online sessions to hear about my latest and meet other fans.
Personalized poem
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Want a personalized poem? I'll interview you to learn whatever's on your mind and create an original piece of poetry exploring those themes and incorporating your creative suggestions. You'll also get sneak previews of my lyrics before we record them, and a chance to vote among choices for which themes I'll address next. I'll also shout you out on social media and in the credits of my next music video to publicly share my thanks for your support, and invite you to quarterly online sessions to hear about my latest and meet other fans.
Goals
$14 of $50 per month
Your support would help me buy new music for DJ sets.
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I'm a cultural revolutionary bringing social and political consciousness to the dance floor, and the funk and flavor from the counterculture to progressive politics.

My performances have taken me from music festivals in the forest to the foot of the Washington Monument across the street from the White House, from Occupy the Farm and Critical Mass to camps and art cars across Black Rock City, and to clubs in cities from coast-to-coast, in between, and abroad.

My original tracks riff on issues from climate change & militarism to mass surveillance & corruption, from police violence around the world to the plight of military families contending with the costs of war endured even by the supposed victors.

Finally, my poetry depicts issues from CIA torture crimes to the serendipity of modern technology enabling running in a snowstorm, from meditation to mourning, and from the beauty of discovering community among strangers to simple gratitude for my blessings.

That gratitude fuels my life and work. It's because I feel so grateful for my various privileges that I dedicate my time and talent to promoting justice, and because I've felt so liberated by music that I can't keep it to myself.

Thanks for helping support my voice!

Recent posts by Shahid Buttar

Tiers
Join a quarterly web hangout
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
Join a quarterly web hangout where I report back to supporters on my latest recording sessions and upcoming performances. This is a chance for folks who dig my music to connect with each other, even across the distance that separates you!
Shout out on Twitter & Facebook
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
I'll shout you out on social media to publicly share my thanks for your support, and invite you to quarterly online sessions to hear my latest updates and meet other fans.
Read lyrics before they're recorded
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Want sneak previews of my lyrics before they're recorded? I'll also shout you out on social media to publicly share my thanks for your support, and invite you to quarterly online sessions to hear about my latest and meet other fans.
Vote on future topics
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Get sneak previews of my lyrics before we record them, and vote among choices for which themes I'll address next! I'll also shout you out on social media to publicly share my thanks for your support, and invite you to quarterly online sessions to hear about my latest and meet other fans.
Shout out in project credits
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to see your name in the credits of my next music video? You'll also get sneak previews of my lyrics before we record them, and a chance to vote among choices for which themes I'll address next. I'll also shout you out on social media to publicly share my thanks for your support, and invite you to quarterly online sessions to hear about my latest and meet other fans.
Personalized poem
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Want a personalized poem? I'll interview you to learn whatever's on your mind and create an original piece of poetry exploring those themes and incorporating your creative suggestions. You'll also get sneak previews of my lyrics before we record them, and a chance to vote among choices for which themes I'll address next. I'll also shout you out on social media and in the credits of my next music video to publicly share my thanks for your support, and invite you to quarterly online sessions to hear about my latest and meet other fans.