Movie and Music Night Featuring the video "Pete Seeger: Power of Song" and live acoustic music by Rio de la Muerte and The Dharma Bums

Published Jimmy - Sun, 11/29/2009 - 10:48pm

In PETE SEEGER: POWER OF SONG, the only authorized biography, Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer / songwriters of the last century. Pete Seeger was the architect of the folk revival, writing some of its best known songs including “"Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “"Turn, Turn, Turn” and “"If I Had A Hammer."

Largely misunderstood by his critics, including the US government, for his views on peace, unionism, civil rights and ecology, Seeger was targeted by the communist witch hunt of the Fifties. He was picketed, protested, blacklisted, and, in spite of his enormous popularity, banned from American television for more than 17 years. With a combination of never-before-seen archival footage and personal films made by Seeger and his wife, PETE SEEGER: POWER OF SONG chronicles the life of this legendary artist and political activist.

The Dharma Bums is a touring 8-person musical collective based out of the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. They play an eclectic mix of folk, rock and other styles to spread a message of peace and love through music.

Rio de la Muerte is a Gainesville-based singer/songwriter who plays passionate, politically and spiritually charged original tunes in the folk-punk/indie acoustic vein.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 2nd @ 8pm
WHERE: Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St.
COST: $5 donation requested

$5 donation requested @ door
Wed, 12/02/2009 - 8:00pm
$5 donation requested @ door