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Pete Seeger: Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

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It is no coincidence that folk singer, songwriter and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014) turns up as one of the important voices on the recently released Smithsonian Folkways box set The Social Power of Music (Smithsonian Folkways, 2019). Seeger, one of the towering figures of American folk music, believed in songs as tools that could transform ...

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Petra Haden, Jesse Harris: Seemed Like A Good Idea - Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris

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Al crocevia di molti percorsi che di jazz hanno in realtà molto poco, e guardano piuttosto al folk contemporaneo e al pop acustico incontriamo questo album, frutto dell'unione artistica della violinista e cantante Petra Haden e del chitarrista Jesse Harris. Seemed Like a Good Idea è un disco tutto all'insegna della leggerezza, nel senso migliore del ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Septeto Nacional at the Brava Theater

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Septeto Nacional
Brava Theater
San Francisco, CA
January 17, 2016

In 1927, Ignacio Pineiro formed a group to play Cuba's traditional son music, a genre germinated in the black communities of rural Cuba. Pineiro added a cornet player to add zest and appeal, and the band, the Septeto Nacional, really took ...

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Umbria Jazz 15

Read "Umbria Jazz 15" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Perugia, vari luoghi
10--19 luglio

Oltre 35.000 biglietti venduti con un incasso di 1.500.000 euro, 450.000 presenze in città nei giorni del festival: i numeri danno ragione dell'enorme successo di pubblico di Umbria Jazz 2015. La manifestazione, come sempre articolata in appuntamenti gratuiti nel centro storico e in concerti a pagamento, all'Arena Santa ...

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Bologna Jazz Festival 2014

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Bologna e Ferrara
28.10-22.11-2014.

Il Bologna Jazz Festival non è certo un festival che perlustra il fermento dell'attualità, che espone le proposte più “forti" e innovative della ricerca americana ed europea, ma non si può nemmeno definire un appuntamento di mainstream nel senso stretto della parola. Salvo rare eccezioni, l'ottava edizione del ...

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Beppe Gambetta al Six Bars Jails, Firenze

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Six Bars Jails
Firenze
12.12.2013

Presentato in apertura dagli organizzatori della rassegna come il più grande flatpicker al mondo, è tornato in scena al Six Bars Jails Beppe Gambetta: vi era già stato nel 2007, in occasione del primo anno di attività di questo meritorio club di appassionati della ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

Pete Seeger—rock and folk's oldest and most influential link to the past and whose voice and lifelong fight for social causes influenced generations of musicians and continues to do so today, whether they know it or not—died on January 27. He was 94. It's almost impossible to fully comprehend the power of Seeger's songs or his role ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Alysa Haas

Q: What started your love for music, and how old were you at the time? A: I have always been surrounded by music. My grandmother, who unfortunately passed before I was born, was a Yiddish folk singer. My mother Bira Rabushka is a violinist; my father Georges Haas was a world famous oboist; and my stepfather Joseph ...

NEWS: EVENT

Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger To Receive First Phoebe Jacobs Award Of Distinction At The Louis Armstrong Center’s What A Wonderful World Event On September 23

Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger To Receive  First Phoebe Jacobs Award Of Distinction At The Louis Armstrong Center’s What A Wonderful World  Event On September 23

Pete Seeger, a master of vocals, banjo, and guitar and well known for influencing the development of folk music and for his continued commitment to social justice, peace and environmental issues, is the recipient of the first Phoebe Jacobs Award of Distinction which will be presented by Beth Israel Medical Center’s Louis Armstrong Center for Music ...

Beyond The Blues

Read "Beyond The Blues" reviewed by Skip Heller

Back when I was a kid--I was born in 1965--the first comprehensive push for children's education about American Black History was on. Elementary school libraries suddenly included books about Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and George Washington Carver, and there were even a few books about jazz and blues for young readers.

I wish I could ...