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Voices for Change: Music as Protest, Revolution and Activism

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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We’ll be exploring how classic rock musicians have played important roles in socio-political issues beginning in the early 1960s with the birth of folk-rock and key players like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez supporting the Civil Rights movement. The late 1960s San Francisco counterculture came alive in the streets with bands like the psychedelic Jefferson Airplane singing songs of revolution.

Learn how anti-war protests beginning with the Vietnam War were embraced by socially conscious artists like Crosby, Stills & Nash. George Harrison’s 1971 Concert For Bengladesh was the first modern, large-scale benefit concert to help charitable and humanitarian causes, paving the way for later events like Live Aid, led by Bob Geldof.

Presented by Bill Frisch.


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Date:
June 23
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://pima.bibliocommons.com/events/5b0f0fe62ef9b62f00f88b47

Venue

Joel D. Valdez Main Library
101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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Phone:
520-791-4010