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2010-04-22T16:10:16.000Z
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Video Title:
Pete Seeger Discusses Political Songs [Interview Video]
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Pete Seeger is one of the USA's foremost protest singers, having lent his voice and energy to causes he believes in for more than sixty years. At a 2005 talk at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington, D.C., Pete spoke on the vital role of songs in political movements. Pete highlights the work of Chicano artist and activist Daniel Valdez of Teatro Campesino, along with the birth of the song "De Colores." 'Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways' is available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/classic-labor-songs-from-folkways/american-folk-struggle-protest/music/album/smithsonian Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/32M7l43XQm70ngVmaYABKT?si=qifpsz4lRiuuuwQFbwKVXg Songs of the American labor movement over the 20th century called for just wages, dignity, and a fair shake. They voiced grievances, affirmed the value of the worker to society, and expressed hope for life in a more just world. Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways is a collage of these voices—champions of the movement, singing songs with a passion and love for their fellow workers that rings just as true today as it did then. Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joe Glazer, the Almanac Singers, and more chronicle the history of the American labor movement in stirring song. Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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2 min 45 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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