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Re: [xmca] Second funeral held for Chilean activist Victor Jara

Hello, Ulvi.

Pete Seeger lives just a little upstream from me on the Hudson River, and
he is still
very active as a musician and as an educator. I don't know about any
studies that have
investigated the influence of his music on culture or political
consciousness, but in the
2007 video of his life, "The Power of Song", Pete discusses and displays
his philosophy
of how music brings people together. If you haven't seen this video, here
is some
information about it, and about Pete.



Best wishes,

Peter Feigenbaum, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Institutional Research
Fordham University
Thebaud Hall-202
Bronx, NY 10458

Phone: (718) 817-2243
Fax: (718) 817-3203
e-mail: pfeigenbaum@fordham.edu

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I can only speak for me own country, Australia, Iluvi. In
the 1960s, American folk singers (later also Australian)
played a huge role in developing the social and political
consciousness of young people. I learnt many decades later
that the "folk music club" I went to every week to listen to
the songs of people like Pete Seeger in early 1960s was run
by the Communist Party. The folk music movement was
intimately linked to the stirring of the political
consciousness which led to 1968 and all that.


ulvi icil wrote:
> And now, a suggestion about an issue directly related with XMCA and a
> universal one, beyond Chile...
> Does anybody know any study which investigates the role of singers like
> Victor Jara or Pete Seeger or others play in their respective countries
> the social consciousness of the people? Certainly  there should be books
> these singers, but I specifically ask from the point of view of the role
> the effect of the singer in social formation of his/her people's mind and
> consciousness...
> Ulvi

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