Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pete Seeger Documentary

. . . Pete Seeger. . . got a whole generation interested in playing
 guitar and banjo, got them singing together, and helped 
introduce America to its own folk heritage, 
while using music as an instrument for social change.
~ Jim Brown, Director, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

Below is the wonderful documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007), which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Jim Brown, the film was shown earlier this year on the PBS American Masters program to honor Seeger, who died on January 27, 2014. 

The 2014 Clearwater Festival, scheduled for June 21-22, 2014, will honor Seeger and his late wife Toshi Seeger.

Seeger Fest, a series of free concerts and events celebrating the Seegers, will open on Friday, July 18, at Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, New York, and conclude on Monday, July 21, with a SummerStage concert in Central Park, New York City. (Read "'Seeger Fest' to Feature Memorial at Bardavon, Lincoln Center Concert, Community Events and Screening", Poughkeepsie Journal, April 30, 2014.)

Pete Seeger Obituary, The New York Times

Toshi Seeger Obituary, The New York Times

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