Conselheiro Lafaiete, Brazil

Liberty & Prison


Behind the Music

Using music and art to bring awareness to important issues is innovative and is also an important aspect of this project. Music itself is universal and the feeling and context it brings creates value for people around the world. Finding a sound sample that made sense for the music in this project was the most challenging part of the process, but the end result was good. The chapter called ‘The Next Frontier’ was my main inspiration.

About Hotway

Hotway is a Brazilian electronic musician on the rise, who is influenced by house and techno.

His sonority is unique, bringing together these genres in a self-paced sound with rich harmonies and deep bass lines. Hotway’s music reflects his life experiences, evoking in his audience an approximation between artist and listener, and communicating messages that identify those that accompany his art. Hotway is supported by international leaders such as Don Diablo, Fedde Le Grand, Bob Sinclar, Promised Land, Blasterjaxx, Croatia Squad, Tujamo, Alex Gaudino, among others.

Winner of the 2021 Scripps Howard Award for Excellence in Innovation in Journalism

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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