On Saturday, October 3rd, nine-piece power funk outfit Turkuaz took part in Democracy Comes Alive, a one-day, nonpartisan virtual music festival aimed at channeling the power of music to make a critical impact on civic engagement in this November’s elections and beyond.

The members of Turkuaz linked up virtually from all over the country to deliver a lively take on “Electric Habitat” from 2014’s Future 86 for Democracy Comes Alive. Despite the physical distance, the virtual take came across with the electric energy of a true live performance, a feeling we’ve all been missing this year.

Following the performance, frontman Dave Brandwein thanked viewers for participating and making a difference for an importance cause. He also clued fans in on the new web series he is producing with Live For Live Music founder Kunj ShahKeep Your Mind In Tune, which aims to give music fans a better understanding of the issues we face in the U.S. today via interviews with experts—including professors, authors, lawyers, activists, and law enforcement—covering various timely topics, all hosted by a weekly rotating panel of musicians. Follow Keep Your Mind In Tune here for updates and new episodes.

Relive Turkuaz’s performance of “Electric Habitat” from Democracy Comes Alive below. If you enjoyed the performance and have the means, consider making a donation to HeadCount and the Democracy Comes Alive artists via DemocracyComesAlive.com.

Turkuaz – “Electric Habitat” – Democracy Comes Alive

The performance for Democracy Comes Alive put Turkuaz at three-for-three on Live For Live Music‘s 2020 virtual “Comes Alive” festivals. For Justice Comes Alive back in June, the band took a stand against racism with the debut of new song “The Sideline“, an appeal to all listeners to pause and educate themselves on the ways systemic racism continues to permeate our society. In May, the group took over an entire block of the Quarantine Comes Alive schedule with virtual performances from Dave Brandwein and vocalist Shira Elias as well as a full, five-song Turkuaz set.

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Turkuaz joined 50+ performers and 10+ other speakers as part of Democracy Comes Alive, presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with voter registration nonprofit HeadCount. The 10-hour streaming event, powered by Nugs.TV and Plus 1, generated $40,000 and counting in funds for HeadCount as well as the participating artists, who remain out of work as the pandemic continues. In addition to the funds generated, Democracy Comes Alive led thousands of people to HeadCount’s tools to check your voter registration status and register to vote. For more information, head here.