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¿Cuba Sí? on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Feb 4th @6pm)

¿Cuba Sí? on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Feb 4th @6pm)

Varadero, Cuba by Emmanuel HuybrechtsCreative commons license We’re just back from Cuba, a week long Smithsonian led tour—and brought back a bunch of CD’s self-made by local musical groups we encountered on the way. We’ll share some tracks from these—a good way to sample the richness of Cuba’s musical traditions as a new era seems [...]

Songs for the State of the Union on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Jan 14th @6pm)

Songs for the State of the Union on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Jan 14th @6pm)

President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza. Public domain.) This week, marking the President’s state of the union speech, a program featuring songs by contemporary troubadours that serve as a commentary on what [...]

Songs for 2015 on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Jan 7 @6pm)

Songs for 2015 on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Jan 7 @6pm)

By Firdaus Latif (Film protests) , via Wikimedia CommonsThis week—a bunch of songs that were relevant to happenings during the year just passed. Songs that inspired or were inspired by movement and by happenings in the electoral politics both here and in Europe. And 2015 was a year with an astonishing number of centenary observances—of the [...]

New Year’s Eve Culture of Protest (Thurs, Dec 31st @ 6pm)

New Year’s Eve Culture of Protest (Thurs, Dec 31st @ 6pm)

By Adam.J.W.C. (Own work) , via Wikimedia CommonsWe’ll be on the air new year’s eve and as we’ve done these last 33 years—a collage of songs, mostly released this past year, that seem fitting at the turning of the year. Some voices who were specially remembered this year: Joe Hill, Frank Sinatra, Phil Ochs, Ewan McColl and many other songs [...]

33rd Annual Culture of Protest Christmas Songfest! (Thursday, Dec 24th @ 6pm)

33rd Annual Culture of Protest Christmas Songfest! (Thursday, Dec 24th @ 6pm)

  By No machine-readable author provided. Moofpocket assumed (based on copyright claims). , via Wikimedia CommonsFor the last 33 years, we’ve been doing a Xmas time Culture of Protest featuring songs, old and new, that evoke the ways the holiday symbolizes human longing for peace and solidarity—and the many ways its spirit is violated [...]

Remembering Phil Ochs and John Trudell on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Dec 17th @6pm)

Remembering Phil Ochs and John Trudell on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Dec 17th @6pm)

By Chip.berlet (Own work) , via Wikimedia CommonsPhil Ochs, one of the great political troubadours, would have turned 75 on December 19, had he not tragically died by his own hand in 1976. His 75th is being celebrated with concerts around the country, and two new albums have just come out. To honor Phil—we’ll sample the new records, one is [...]

Songs for Hanukkah on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Dec 10th @ 6pm)

Songs for Hanukkah on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Dec 10th @ 6pm)

By Robert Couse-Baker.Creative commons. Some rights reserved. Our annual Chanukah Culture of Protest show will be lit by the lamp of Liberty. New songs about the Statue…and its Trumping. Newly released great albums of Yiddish songs with some new twists. Woody Guthrie's effort to create new music for Chanike. And other musical bits intended to [...]

Ewan MacColl Centenary on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Dec 3rd @6pm)

Ewan MacColl Centenary on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Dec 3rd @6pm)

At the Present MomentPeggy Seeger and Ewan MacCollCreative commons This has been a big year for centenaries of great artists who’ve helped make the culture of protest. One of these was Ewan MacColl, the godfather of the folk music revival in the UK. Ewan was an enormous force—as a writer and performer of song, as a major collector in the [...]

A Culture of Protest Joe Hill Special! (Thursday, Nov 19th @6pm)

A Culture of Protest Joe Hill Special! (Thursday, Nov 19th @6pm)

Joe HillPublic domain, Wikimedia Commons Joe Hill was executed by a firing squad in Salt Lake City exactly 100 years ago. This week’s show is devoted to how his trial, execution, funeral and legacy have been represented culturally, culminating in a musical collage based on “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night" as well as a number of songs, [...]

Socialism from Jesus to Francis to Bernie and Jeremy on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Sept 17th @6pm)

Socialism from Jesus to Francis to Bernie and Jeremy on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Sept 17th @6pm)

Gage Skidmore , via Wikimedia CommonsSuddenly, and most unexpectedly, socialism is apparently alive in the popular mind. A hitherto marginalized socialist MP, Jeremy Corbyn, is elected in a landslide to lead the British Labour Party. Bernie sanders, is surging in the polls and building a large and enthusiastic electoral base in the US. Pope [...]

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