[guest post by RFC Communications Director, Amber Black]
Pete Seeger, David Amram, Chuck D, Anti-Flag, Holly Near, Guy Davis: these musicians span multiple generations and wildly disparate genres. But they share much in common.
From July 17th-21st, 2014, thousands of people came together at locations around New York City and NY state to take part in Seeger Fest (www.seegerfest.org), a celebration of the lives, work, activism and music of original RFC Advisory Board members, Pete and Toshi Seeger. The RFC was proud to be one of this remarkable and historic event’s sponsors, and members of our staff and board of directors were thrilled to attend many of the festival’s programs – photos of some of which are below.
[guest post by Amber Black, RFC Communications Director]
The five-day, multi-city Seeger Fest, honoring Pete and Toshi Seeger and created by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, with help from Gina Belafonte (daughter of Harry), runs July 17th-21st in sites around NY state and across several boroughs of New York City. The line-up of more than 200 folk, hip hop, punk and indie rock artists is incredible, and ranges from high profile performers to emerging artists. Programming includes concerts, film, photos, dancing, rowing and more. All events are free and most are outside. Details are at www.seegerfest.org.
I am thrilled to announce that the RFC will co-sponsor Seeger Fest (www.seegerfest.org), a five day celebration (July 17 – 21) of the lives, work, activism and music of Pete and Toshi Seeger.