Hurdy Gurdy Songs
<p>"Hurdy Gurdy Songs" explores the breadth and depth of socially conscious resistance songs across ethnic, national, and generational lines. Produced and hosted by Jorge Arevalo Mateus, the program presents classic artists and performances alongside obscure, unknown and emerging singers and players, drawing from repertoires of resistance and topical themed songs both local and global. Hurdy Gurdy highlights the struggles of people -- showcasing individuals, communities and social movements from traditional protests to the latest rage, through songs created in response to oppression, marginalization, class inequities, sexism, and erasure. Culture is resistance!</p>
Music
Education
History
1
PRESIDENT REJECT (episode #117)
WE'RE SICK OF YOU! GET THE FUCK OUT!
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ANGER MANAGEMENT (episode #116)
And there's a lot to be angry about!
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UNCOVERS: YOKO ONO, part 1 (episode #115) HGMW
We'll All Evaporate Together ("We're All Water")
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FUNKY BLUE CHRISTMAS (episode #114)
Celebrating a funky blue christmas!
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UNCOVERS: CHARLEY PRIDE (episode 113) Hurdy Gur...
The "uniqueness' of the "first" Black Country artist.
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NATURAL WORLD HEALING (Episode #112)
Hurdy Gurdy music to heal Mother Earth.
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UNCOVERS: BOB DYLAN, part 1 (episode #111)- Hur...
Songs of Bob Dylan, as recorded by Bob and interpreted by others.
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BETTER DAYS (episode #110)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs for better, brighter days ahead.
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COME TOGETHER (episode#109)
Can we? Should we? Must we?
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GOODBYE, ADIOS, GOOD RIDDANCE, GTFO (episode #108)
GOODBYE ORANGE PRICK TOAD
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VOTING, IT'S YOUR CHOICE! (episode #107)
Your Choice!
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ART OF PROTEST (episode #106)
Art is a weapon.
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SHAMELESS CORRUPTION (episode #105)
Songs calling out shameless, corrupt politicians everywhere, especially our own!
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LYING BULLIES (episode #104)
Songs about political bullies.
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MORE LIES! (episode #103)
The lies will continue until we vote him out!
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LIES! (episode #102)
20K plus lies...
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MORE CELEBRATION (episode #101)
​More celebration! Ruth and Toots!
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100!!! (episode #100)
Celebrating the 100th episode.
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CHOICES (episode #99)
Songs about making choices and how we go about making them.
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POLICY & PLEASURE, with Peter La Chapelle (epis...
An interview with Peter La Chappelle, author of I'd Fight the World...
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CHANGES (episode #97)
Like a tree's rings holds its history of change, these "Hurdy Gurdy" songs are about the changes we go through.
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VOTING (episode #96)
Dedicated to the women's suffragist movement, that so fought hard for the right to vote. 19th Amendment.
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FOLKLORE, part 1 (episode #95)
What is Folklore? Folklore or Fakelore? Is it authentic? What is authenticity?
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MASKS (episode #94)
The Masks We Wear
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CURANDERAS (episode #93)
More healing songs from the Latin world and beyond are offered to help during these ailing times.
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GLOBAL HEALING (episode #92)
Hurdy Gurdy songs intended to heal what ails the planet. Photo: Huachipairem of Peru (ICH, 2010)
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FLAGS (episode #91)
Let your freak flag fly!
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AFRO-LATINX (episode #90)
Afro-LatinX cultural expressions of resilience and resistance.
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SLAVERY SONGS (episode #89)
Songs of slavery in the Americas
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WHY WE MARCH! (episode #88)
Songs about endemic and systematic racism in the USA
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AD LIB, AD HOC, AD AD HOMINEM (episode #87) part 1
Bits & Pieces of spur the moment or unplayed HG Songs from previous broadcasts-- some Epic, some not!
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PRAYER (episode #86)
Songs of prayer, unbound by cultures, genres, or sectarianism
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IRONY (episode #85)
The Songs and Sound of Irony
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SOLITUDE, part 1 (episode #84)
Songs of Solitude for a Pandemic
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FEMINIST ANTHEMS (episode #83)
Songs by and for women's struggles against patriarchy...
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PAINTING SONGS (episode #82)
Paintings and the songs they inspired.
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BIBLICAL! (episode #81)
Songs of secular faith, with sacred imagery.
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THIS LAND (episode #80)
A diverse playlists of Woody Guthrie's "This Lands" and variant interpretations.
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JAZZ RESISTANCE (episode #79)
Black Power flower children of the Black Lives Matter Era
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ANIMAL RIGHTS, part 2 (episode #78)
Songs are about the human-animal relationship and the rights of all species.
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FOLKIES ARE BACK! Part 1 (episode #77)
Folkies are back! and doing what they do, writing and singing radically new and trad Hurdy Gurdy songs.
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SUBWAY (episode #76)
Songs about NYC's funkiest Urban Space!
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GRIME (episode #75)
A Hurdy Gurdy genre, Grime has been a style music that above all describes poverty and alienation, with artists such as w/ Skepta, Wiley, Stormzy: “Queen Elizabeth don’t know me so, how can she control me when, I live street and she lives neat?” Diz
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BOLIVIA (episode #74)
When a Latin American country loses faith in an democratic electoral process. Dictator or Progressive?
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UY! QUE HORROR! (episode #73)
The Bogotá New Colombian Music scene today (en español)!
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HEALTH & HEALING (episode #72) A NEW YEARS SPE...
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about health care, healing and more. Much more.
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NAVAJO COUNTRY (episode #71)
Rez Bands: Navajo capacity for cultural adaptation (Country music) are explored in this episode.
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BRECHT (episode #70)
What makes a great poet, playwright, songwriter and political activist? This Hurdy Gurdy Songs features Armstrong, Morrison, Bowie, Reed, and Duke Special, among others singing Brecht songs. A Hurdy Gurdy Man nonpareil!
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GENERATIONS, part 2 (episode #69)
More Hurdy Gurdy Song about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
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GENERATIONS, part 1 (episode #68)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
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DEMOCRACY, part 1 (episode#67)
What the Hell Happened to Democracy?
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WOODY & CHUCK (episode #66)
Brothers in poetry, activism, truth--always of and for the people!
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INJUSTICE/JUSTICE, part 1 (episode #65)
Various artists tackle these closely related themes.
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LIBERATION (PHILADELPHIA), part 1 (episode #64)
Philly's Coltrane, Sounds of Liberaton, Monette Sundler and crew.
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COYOTES & BORDERS (Episode #63)
Songs of coyotes & borders and the stories behind them.
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RAZA y RESISTENCIA, part 1 (episode #62)
NEW ART & IMPROVISED MUSIC FROM LATIN-BLACK AMERICAN COMPOSERS
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BANNED, part 2 (episode #61)
More banned Hurdy Gurdy Songs, from the other side (including by artists)!
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HIGH LONESOME JOHN COHEN (episode #60)
In memorium of John Cohen (1932-2019).
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BANNED, part 1 (episode #59)
Listen to the Banned. Hurdy Gurdy Songs and Artists banned, for some reason or other,
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LABOR DAY, part 2 (episode #58)
More Hurdy Gurdy Labor Songs from Lee Hays, The Almanacs, Woody, Pete and others!
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LABOR (DAY), part 1 (episode #57)
WTF happened to the working men and women of America?!
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PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #56) part 2
More "official" and "obtuse", perhaps irreverent, campaign anthems
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PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #55) part 1
Campaign Songs for 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, both "official" and "obtuse"!
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NEW INDIGENOUS (Episode #54)
New Music from Native America.
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BORICUA RESISTANCE (Episode 53)
How Boricua culture trumps colonial corruption!
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66
GONE FISHIN' - Hurdy Gurdy Songs (episode #52)
GONE FISHIN' - Time to kick back for Summer with songs (Episode #50)
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DAS KUNST PUNK (episode#51)
Hurdy Gurdy Punk from Deutschland...
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68
ENVIRONMENT, Part 3
Environmental music activism and more!
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69
SOUTHERN MEN VOICES
Hurdy Gurdy songmen: Dr. John, Leon Redbone, Mose Allison, Bushwick Bill, B.B. King, T.C. Cannon (1946-1978)
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TIENANMEN
30 YEARS AFTER, NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN
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71
ART PUNK
Erasers, Alexa Hunter and Disturbed Furniture, Certain General, Buzzcocks and more! (#46)
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72
POLIFUNK
Political Funk, Funk Politics, the politics of Funk! (episode#45)
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73
COVERING LEONARD
The Poet, the Holy Man, the songs of a HURDY GURDY MAN!
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GRRRLS: FEMINIST PUNK
Riot GRRRRLs are back! Riot Grrrls and more!
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AFROPUNK
Hurdy Gurdy AFROPUNK: in the beginning, there was punk!
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76
IMPEACHMENT
Yes, songs about impeachment, past & present!
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SINATRA, THE LEGEND, the man, the songs (covers...
OK, so his politics were F!@#$%^&!!!
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COUNTRY RAP IN BLACK AND WHITE (HGS#39)
Cultural props or appropriation? Recognition or Theft?
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WAH WAH THE FUCK IS GOING ON?! (Effects, part 1...
The quintessential "effect"! Wah Wah does many things to a Hurdy Gurdy Song.
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MARGINALIZED VOICES (episode #37)
With guest Sailjah Williams, TeachRock-Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
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81
Hurdy Gurdy Songs: MUJERES LATINAS (HGS episode...
Latina women and their Hurdy Gurdy Songs! Here's the playlist: 1. Hurdy Gurdy Man-Eartha Kitt (S...
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82
Hurdy Gurdy Songs, WOMEN FOLK (episode #35)
WOMEN FOLK, Women folksingers and their songs. Here's the plalylist: 1. Hurdy Gurdy Man-Eartha ...
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83
Hurdy Gurdy Songs - WOMEN'S Herstory Month (epi...
Women of color and their songs! Playlist: 1. Hurdy Gurdy Man-Eartha Kitt (Spark) 2. Water Boy-...
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84
Hurdy Gurdy Songs: The Ballad of Josh White, Hu...
The Ballad of Josh White, with guests Elijah Wald and Doug Yeager. Here's the playlist: 1. Jim C...
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85
Hurdy Gurdy Songs - Issac Sawyer, the State of ...
Las Vegas-Bronx rapper Isaac Sawyer guests on Hurdy Gurdy Songs, playing his music and discussing...
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Hurdy Gurdy Songs - PRISON SONGS, part 1 (#31)
African-Americans and the Criminal Justice system, expressed in songs. Here's the playlist: 1. ...
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Hurdy Gurdy Songs - Black Bohemia (episode #30)
Black Manhattan: Scott Joplin and James Reese Europe 's 369th Infantry Regiment Band. 1. Alessa...
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Hurdy Gurdy Songs (#29) TOXIC MAN
This episode plays songs about Toxic Masculinity and the notion of manhood. Here's the playlist:...
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HG#28 COLD WARS & WALLS: POLAND
The film "Cold War" serves as the inspiration and exploration of Polish national identity through...
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90
Hurdy Gurdy Songs (#27) CAFÉ, COLOMBIA!
With the recent passing of "Juan Valdez" (Carlos Sánchez), and Colombian coffee, as a symbol of n...
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Hurdy Gurdy Songs (#27) CAFÉ, COLOMBIA
With the recent passing of "Juan Valdez" (Carlos Sánchez), and Colombian coffee, as a symbol of n...
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Hurdy Gurdu Songs (#26) Animal Activism, part 1
In this episode, we explore animals, and our relationship to the them. Why we love them, need the...
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93
HURDY GURDY SONGS (#25) Angelic Voices, The Men...
Sacred and Secular Ectasy! Here's the playlist: 1. Deva Premal, The Gyuoto Monks of Tibet “Tey...
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Angelic Voices, part one, The Women (HGS#24)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs of Sacred and Secular Ecstasy. Here's the playlist: 1. Sister Rosetta Tharpe ...
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95
Holy Jazz, part one (HG#23)
Jazz and the spirit, and the spirit of Jazz. Here's the playlist: 1. Charlie Haden & The Liber...
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Hurdy Gurdy Songs (#22) FREEDOM JAZZ, Episode 1
Jazz is socially conscious. Jazz artists are activists of sound. Jazz is a Freedom Dance. Here's ...
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HG#21 COWBOY BALLADS, part 1
Cowboy songs about the darkness of the American soul, as explored in cowboy and pioneer archetype...
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Hurdy Gurdy Songs of Migrants #20
Songs about global migrants, itininerant workers, wanderers and refugees. Here's the playlist: ...
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Hurdy Gurdy Election Day Songs - episode #19
Election Day tunes, across the Red/Blue divide, including the playlist: 1. Neneh Cherry “Kong” f...
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Hurdy Gurdy Songs(#18): POLITICIANS
Hurdy Gurdy Political Songs for our Broken Politics! Here's the playlist: 1. David Rovics “Fail...
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