Singing for Change: “Protest” Music in American History a presentation in words and song by Mary-Nell Bockman & The Wannabes
From the Revolutionary War to the 1960’s and beyond, music has been an integral part of social struggles in this country. Using videos, slides, audio recordings and live music, this program highlights the songs and cultural impact of music that was central to some American political movements.
Date: Thursday, January 17
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Belden Noble Library, Essex, NY
Location: 2759 Essex Road (across from the Ferry Dock)
Attend this special event at the Belden Noble Library in Essex, NY! If you missed this event at Whallonsburg Grange Hall last summer, then you have another chance to learn about the important role music has played in history! Learn something new, listen to music, and have fun.
Singing has been a part of the conflicts and movements for change throughout American history. Protest songs are linked to sweeping social movements such as the abolition of slavery, the rise of organized labor, the rural Grange movement, the civil rights struggle and opposition to the Vietnam War, as well as specific topical events — wrongful executions, mining disasters and strikes — that stirred people. This lecture will discuss the power of song and present some good ones to listen and sing along with. (Essex on Lake Champlain)
Call the Essex Library at (518) 963-8079 or email email@example.com for more information.