Border Songs

The Border Songs album contains 31 tracks of music and spoken word, in English and Spanish, about the border and immigration. All of the artists—Pete Seeger, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Calexico, Charles Bowden, and many others—donated their work, and the project is donating all of the proceeds to No More Deaths/No Más Muertes. The performances on the two-CD set come from a variety of genres: blues, corrido, cumbia, folk/Americana, hip hop, instrumental guitar, mambo, Nicaraguan new song, reggae, rock, and even an electronic recording of the wall itself. This diverse collection of border songs is held together by a common thread—a deep concern and solidarity for migrants, for people of all ethnicities and national origins. The album also includes a 20-page booklet, with contextual information and a powerful photo essay about conditions on the border. Border Songs CDSince the album was released on October 12, 2012, the project has raised nearly $60,000 for No More Deaths. Each purchase of Border Songs provides 29 gallons of water, or the equivalent in food or medical supplies, to people in need!

In Tucson, Border Songs can be purchased at Antigone Books and at BorderLinks. Online, it is for sale through CD Baby, and on For more information, write to or call Robert Neustadt at (928) 522-3307.

Here is the complete list of contributing artists:

Amos Lee
Calacas Blues
Charles Bowden
Christa Sadler
Chuck Cheesman
Classik & Pachuco
Cyril Barrett
Denise Chávez
Dúo Guardabarranco
Eliza Gilkyson
Eric Skye
Giant Giant Sand
Glenn Weyant
Joel Rafael
Lilo Gonzalez
Los Románticos
Margaret Randall
Mario Bencastro
m. henry
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Óscar Sarmiento
Pete Seeger
Raúl Zurita
Robert Neustadt
Scott Ainslie
Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Ted Warmbrand
Tom Russell