Life in Music inspired by Joe Henry

vrijdag 17 oktober 2014

Voices of a People's History

Voices of A people's History of the United States brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight hour work day, advancing women's rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right wrongs of the day.

By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—VOICES seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice.

This organisation was founded in 2007 by a group of activists, artists and educators, led by historian Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove .

On November 13, 2014 they host "a special evening of music and readings to celebrate the tenth-anniversary edition of Voices of a People’s History of the United States and launch the third — and updated — edition of this acclaimed book by Howard Zinn (1922-2010) and Anthony Arnove."

Joe Henry is one of the invitees, (next to : Anthony Arnove, actors Kerry Washington, Marisa Tomei, Josh Brolin, Frances McDormand, Jesse Williams, Michael Ealy, Adepero Oduye, Christina Kirk, Alicia Witt, and Hong Chau, musician Tom Morello and other special guests)

Find more info at the events' webpage. 

Update : November 15 ,2014

 Not a lot of info to be found about Joe's Contribution to this event. There are some pictures by J. Victor Decolongon to be found on getty images.

Joe, Carl Restivo and Tom Morello performed also together

According to elizabeth aquino's blog Joe did a Bob Dylan cover.
The song was 'George Jackson'.
Together Carl Restivo, Joe Henry and Tom Morello performed Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land”(source : democratic underground)

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