Pete Seeger Film Screens Tuesday

Monday, February 3, 2014

Pete Seeger Film Screens Tuesday(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

"Pete Seeger: The Power of Song" will screen tomorrow night at Busboys & Poets, with a singalong led by members of the DC Labor Chorus. Seeger -- who died last week (Iconic Folk Singer Pete Seeger, Pro-Worker Troubadour, Dies At 941/28 UC) -- helped introduce America to its own musical heritage, devoting his life to using the power of song as a force for social change. With his deeply-held beliefs, Seeger went from the top of the pop charts to the top of the blacklist and was banned from American commercial television for more than 17 years. The film utilizes contemporary footage of Seeger and his wife,Toshi, along with newly remastered recordings of Seeger's songs, and interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and others. The free screening, co-sponsored by the DC Labor Film Fest, is part of Busboys' monthly Bread & Roses series.


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