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Benek - Forbidden Bark

by I Ya Toyah feat. Benek

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Those who follow my daily adventures already know my dog Benek. He is my lifelong friend and also road assistant on tour. He has his own line of stickers I sell exclusively during live shows to support his life on tour- travel, lodging, etc. Now Benek is the recording barkist and this is his first Electro Bark Movement (EBM) single- by downloading it you give support to Benek, his happy life, causes he supports and his further barking career.

Recently Benek broke into my studio and recorded Forbidden Bark using the music I've been working on. Forbidden Bark is a dog manifest for a better pet life and care. Song came to life to highlight the important message of love and attention that sometimes gets lost in everyday run but can be expressed through simple affection and consideration: play time, belly rubs, the choice to adopt- not shop, and more . Forbidden Bark also supports No Dogs Left Behind, Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation and Woof Fest that fight against Yulin Dog Meat Festival bringing inhuman torture and suffering to dogs in China every year in June. Why all this? Because dog is a man's best friend- let's make sure dogs can say the same about the humans.

Watch Forbidden Bark music video here: youtu.be/jgRw0BlT3PI
Please share to raise awareness!!!

More about Benek: www.instagram.com/benek_the_dog/

More about No Dogs Left Behind: nodogsleftbehind.com
Please donate to support the cause!

More about Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation: animalhopeandwellness.org
Please donate to support the cause!

More about Woof Fest: www.facebook.com/events/6100-n-cicero-ave-chicago-il-60646-4304-united-states/woof-fest/2158535574383586/

Forbidden Bark:
Bark Performance: Benek
Music composition and production: I Ya Toyah: www.iyatoyah.com
Mix/Master: Nicola Palazzo

Thank you to all who participated in this project!

© ℗ I Ya Toyah 2019


Lyrical content: one big WOOF and occasional smaller woofs.


released April 26, 2019
Bark Performance: Benek
Music composition and production: I Ya Toyah: www.iyatoyah.com
Mix/Master: Nicola Palazzo


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I Ya Toyah Chicago, Illinois

I Ya Toyah is not a musical act, she’s a movement. This Chicago area phenom has released several critically acclaimed recordings, created multiple award-winning music videos, and toured the US multiple times.
I Ya Toyah blends elements of industrial, pop, electro rock and darkwave into a unique aural tapestry- the perfect backdrop for her intensely personal lyrics and powerful vocals.
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