Freedom Rider – March 2016

Freedom Rider – March 2016

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Video: The Story of the Song


Sala Udin – whose story inspired the song.

Sala Udin Tells His Story on The Moth

Listen to this before you hear the song

The Song : Full Band Version


The Song : Acoustic Version


Behind The Scenes

Let me tell you what to look out for…

The Making of Freedom Rider

Listen in uncensored as the song is written…

The Birth of the Song: Songwriter’s Commentary

A blow by blow guide to the audio of The Making of Freedom Rider


Chords and Lyrics



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Words and music written by Alun Parry

Recorded by Alun Parry

Backing vocals – Emma Bird

(c) Alun Parry, 2016

All Rights Reserved


A Massive Thanks To You!

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The recordings of this song only happened because of your contribution.

You are making a real difference with your support, and I’m very grateful.


Big hugs,


Please leave a comment below…

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  1. Andrew Jenings - March 21, 2016 @ 8:54 pm

    A powerful and moving story of the all too recent (in historical terms) horrors of segregation in the US from Sala Udin Alun, Thanks for sharing that. Your wonderful song does both him and the movement justice.

    It brought back memories for me too as an eight year old when our teacher had our class learn and sing the protest song, “We Shall Overcome.” Following the horrendous bombing of the church in Birmingham Alabama in 1963.

    I remember my Mum explaining it to me at the time. Of course as an eight year old it was hard to take in let alone understand but it made it’s mark and Martin Luther King Jnr has always been a hero of mine especially as I grew to understand later in life.

  2. alunparry - March 21, 2016 @ 8:57 pm

    Hi Andrew

    Thanks so much for that reply. It’s a really brutal, powerful story. And such a defiant one.

    I’m so pleased that I was able to share Sala Udin’s story directly.

    You can imagine me sat at my kitchen table listening to that. I just knew I was going to write about it. So moving and uplifting and enraging all at the same time.


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