Stephenson provides a candid look at some of the “new American radicals” who are risking everything to build a stronger climate justice movement. What motivates them? How can individual, local actions really affect a larger global movement?
First Parish in Cambridge, 1446 Mass Ave. @ 7p
Peter Blood and Annie Patterson’s popular songbook Rise Up Singing is renowned for getting people to sing: to empower, to build community, and to have fun. To celebrate the release of their much anticipated new songbook, Rise Again, Cambridge Forum is hosting a sing-along concert featuring Peter and Annie; Charlie King; the Nields; Kallet Epstein & Cicone; and Fred Small. The concert is a benefit for Cambridge Forum and the Carry It On Fund – a new fund to support organizations and causes which Pete and Toshi Seeger were deeply committed to.
This is a ticketed program. In Advance: $20 (general admission); $18 (Cambridge Forum members). At the Door: $25. Children and youth: $10 (in advance and at the door).
Order tickets at https://www.riseupandsing.org/events/rise-again-cambridge
Recorded in January, 2015
We cannot replicate his voice, but we can keep his music and his spirit alive.
Cambridge Forum celebrates Pete Seeger and the power of music with this tribute Sing Out concert. Join host Scott Alarik and an all-star group of artists, including Sol y Canto founders Rosi and Brian Amador, Catie Curtis, bluesman Guy Davis, Magpie, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Ellen Kushner, Alastair Moock, Robbie O’Connell and Fred Small for an evening of song and stories paying tribute to the legendary Pete Seeger.
Listen to the Pete Seeger Sing Out! Tribute Part 1
Recorded on November 19, 2014
Fifty years ago the Civil Rights Movement, which was culminating nationally with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, was far from declaring victory. The experiences of the 1964 Freedom Summer demonstrated that a legal foundation for African American civil rights may have been a necessary condition but it was hardly sufficient to ensure a peaceful transition to full social and civic equality.
Jack Landron, a young musician well known to Boston-area audiences for his performances as Jackie Washington at Club 47 in Harvard Square, remembers his own journey to Mississippi during the Freedom Summer. What did his lived experience of the Civil Right Movement mean to this 26-year-old musician from Roxbury?
Watch “Freedom Summer” on YouTube here.
Co-sponsored by Folk New England and Passim
Television writer-producer Marc Fields and banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka explore America’s quintessential instrument, assisted by Darol Anger on fiddle. Based on Field’s PBS documentary Give Me the Banjo, “The Banjo Project” illustrates the banjo’s history and performance styles from African roots to contemporary jazz with a lively narrative and masterful performances. its history and performance styles from African roots to contemporary jazz with a lively narrative and masterful performances.
Visit “The Banjo Project” website here.
Recorded February 11, 2013
Best-selling author Jared Diamond argues in his latest book, The World Until Yesterday, that there are profound differences between so-called “traditional” societies and industrial or post-industrial societies in everything from the way we count to the way we meet strangers.
Today’s traditional societies represent a window onto the human world as it was until a mere yesterday, measured against a time scale of the 6,000,000 years of human evolution. Traditional lifestyles are what shaped us and caused us to be what we are now; what can we learn from them as we negotiate the new challenges of the modern world?
Recorded January 16, 2013 See the Forum on YouTube
There’s been reaction to Diamond’s ideas from Survival International:
Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, assesses the high-stakes diplomatic sparring between Washington and Tehran.
Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama administration toward Iran failed? Was the Bush administration’s emphasis on military intervention, refusal to negotiate, and pursuit of regime change a better approach? How can the United States best address the ongoing turmoil in Tehran?
Recorded March 14, 2012
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