[sixties-l] history of protest music

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Date: Mon Aug 14 2000 - 21:49:10 CUT

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    >From: "earthman" <earthman@i4free.co.nz>
    >Subject: [AUP] history of protest music
    >Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 19:53:40 +1200
    >"Now somebody will ask me, Pete, how can you prove these songs really make a
    >difference? And I have to confess I can't prove a darn thing, except that
    >the people in power must think they do something, because they keep the
    >songs off the air." - Pete Seeger
    >In the tradition of the troubadours of old, musicians in the 20th century
    >have raised their voices to fight injustice and spur social change. The
    >courage to stand up for their convictions, and the rallying verses they
    >penned, inspired multitudes worldwide to take up causes and resist
    >oppression. Join us for a tour through the history of protest music - from
    >the union singalongs of Joe Hill and the Civil Rights anthem "We Shall
    >Overcome" to the strident anti-war rock of the '60s and the incendiary
    >rappers of the '80s and '90s. Witness the true power of a song to open the
    >hearts of the uncaring, prod the apathetic to action, strengthen the
    >downtrodden and make dictators shake in their boots.

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