Hurdy Gurdy Songs

Hurdy Gurdy Songs explores the breadth and depth of socially conscious resistance songs across ethnic, national, genre 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 and identities from traditional protests to the latest rage, through songs created in response to oppression, marginalization, class inequities, sexism, and erasure. Culture is expression and resistance!

Music
Education
History
1
BLACK WALL STREET: SPIRIT OF TULSA (episode #137)
SPIRIT OF TULSA
59 min
2
BLACK, PROUD & QUEER (episode #136)
Gay Pride month celebration!!
58 min
3
HIGHWOMEN & HIGHWAYMEN (episode #134)
Songs about errant "knights and ladies" and wayward "gentlemen and gentlewomen of the road".
58 min
4
UNCOVERS: Bob Dylan 80th Birthday (episode #133)
Happy 80th Birthday to the Hurdy Gurdy Man par excellence!
58 min
5
FREE PALESTINE (episode #132)
Songs from PALESTINE's resistance to Israeli occupation.
58 min
6
PROTESTA COLOMBIA (episode #131)
Colombian songs of protest and resistance in support of the national strike.
58 min
7
SEXY VOICES (episode #130)
What is a sexy voice?
61 min
8
GHETTO (episode #129)
Songs about life in the ghetto
58 min
9
LATINXPERIMENTAL, PART 2 (episode #128)
More works by Latin American avant-garde and experimental composers.
58 min
10
LATINXPERIMENTAL (episode #127)
Works by Latin American and the Latin Experimental "Avant Garde "
58 min
11
UNCOVERS: PAUL ROBESON (episode #126)
The songs he is remembered for, performed by Robeson and others.
58 min
12
ASIAN SONGS about anti-Asian Racism (episode #124)
Asian Songs about anti-Asian racism, marginalization, hate.
58 min
13
WOMAN HERSTORY of TRANSCENDENT WOMEN (episode#123)
Women's songs of transcendence and spirituality.
59 min
14
HER PHOTOGRAPHY (episode #122)
Songs for and about women photographers and photography.
58 min
15
BLACK WOMEN & GUITARS (episode #121)
Connecting Black History Month to Women's Herstory Month
58 min
16
MIGRANT MUSIC (episode #120)
Music of migrations, migrating music
58 min
17
BLACK MUSIC HISTORY, BLACK MUSIC GENIUS (episod...
CELEBRATION OF BLACK-AFRICAN-AMERICAN (POPULAR) MUSI
58 min
18
DAMAGED- EARLY AMERICAN PUNK (episode #118)
DAMAGED- EARLY AMERICAN PUNK
59 min
19
PRESIDENT REJECT (episode #117)
WE'RE SICK OF YOU! GET THE FUCK OUT!
58 min
20
ANGER MANAGEMENT (episode #116)
And there's a lot to be angry about!
58 min
21
UNCOVERS: YOKO ONO, part 1 (episode #115) HGMW
We'll All Evaporate Together ("We're All Water")
58 min
22
FUNKY BLUE CHRISTMAS (episode #114)
Celebrating a funky blue christmas!
59 min
23
UNCOVERS: CHARLEY PRIDE (episode 113) Hurdy Gur...
The "uniqueness' of the "first" Black Country artist.
59 min
24
NATURAL WORLD HEALING (Episode #112)
Hurdy Gurdy music to heal Mother Earth.
58 min
25
UNCOVERS: BOB DYLAN, part 1 (episode #111)- Hur...
Songs of Bob Dylan, as recorded by Bob and interpreted by others.
58 min
26
BETTER DAYS (episode #110)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs for better, brighter days ahead.
58 min
27
COME TOGETHER (episode#109)
Can we? Should we? Must we?
58 min
28
GOODBYE, ADIOS, GOOD RIDDANCE, GTFO (episode #108)
GOODBYE ORANGE PRICK TOAD
59 min
29
VOTING, IT'S YOUR CHOICE! (episode #107)
Your Choice!
58 min
30
ART OF PROTEST (episode #106)
Art is a weapon.
59 min
31
SHAMELESS CORRUPTION (episode #105)
Songs calling out shameless, corrupt politicians everywhere, especially our own!
59 min
32
LYING BULLIES (episode #104)
Songs about political bullies.
59 min
33
MORE LIES! (episode #103)
The lies will continue until we vote him out!
58 min
34
LIES! (episode #102)
20K plus lies...
58 min
35
MORE CELEBRATION (episode #101)
​More celebration! Ruth and Toots!
59 min
36
100!!! (episode #100)
Celebrating the 100th episode.
59 min
37
CHOICES (episode #99)
Songs about making choices and how we go about making them.
59 min
38
POLICY & PLEASURE, with Peter La Chapelle (epis...
An interview with Peter La Chappelle, author of I'd Fight the World...
59 min
39
CHANGES (episode #97)
Like a tree's rings holds its history of change, these "Hurdy Gurdy" songs are about the changes we go through.
58 min
40
VOTING (episode #96)
Dedicated to the women's suffragist movement, that so fought hard for the right to vote. 19th Amendment.
58 min
41
FOLKLORE, part 1 (episode #95)
What is Folklore? Folklore or Fakelore? Is it authentic? What is authenticity?
58 min
42
MASKS (episode #94)
The Masks We Wear
59 min
43
CURANDERAS (episode #93)
More healing songs from the Latin world and beyond are offered to help during these ailing times.
59 min
44
GLOBAL HEALING (episode #92)
Hurdy Gurdy songs intended to heal what ails the planet. Photo: Huachipairem of Peru (ICH, 2010)
59 min
45
FLAGS (episode #91)
Let your freak flag fly!
59 min
46
AFRO-LATINX (episode #90)
Afro-LatinX cultural expressions of resilience and resistance.
58 min
47
SLAVERY SONGS (episode #89)
Songs of slavery in the Americas
58 min
48
WHY WE MARCH! (episode #88)
Songs about endemic and systematic racism in the USA
59 min
49
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!
59 min
50
PRAYER (episode #86)
Songs of prayer, unbound by cultures, genres, or sectarianism
59 min
51
IRONY (episode #85)
The Songs and Sound of Irony
59 min
52
SOLITUDE, part 1 (episode #84)
Songs of Solitude for a Pandemic
58 min
53
FEMINIST ANTHEMS (episode #83)
Songs by and for women's struggles against patriarchy...
59 min
54
PAINTING SONGS (episode #82)
Paintings and the songs they inspired.
59 min
55
BIBLICAL! (episode #81)
Songs of secular faith, with sacred imagery.
58 min
56
THIS LAND (episode #80)
A diverse playlists of Woody Guthrie's "This Lands" and variant interpretations.
58 min
57
JAZZ RESISTANCE (episode #79)
Black Power flower children of the Black Lives Matter Era
58 min
58
ANIMAL RIGHTS, part 2 (episode #78)
Songs are about the human-animal relationship and the rights of all species.
58 min
59
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.
59 min
60
SUBWAY (episode #76)
Songs about NYC's funkiest Urban Space!
58 min
61
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
59 min
62
BOLIVIA (episode #74)
When a Latin American country loses faith in an democratic electoral process. Dictator or Progressive?
59 min
63
UY! QUE HORROR! (episode #73)
The Bogotá New Colombian Music scene today (en español)!
42 min
64
HEALTH & HEALING (episode #72) A NEW YEARS SPE...
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about health care, healing and more. Much more.
58 min
65
NAVAJO COUNTRY (episode #71)
Rez Bands: Navajo capacity for cultural adaptation (Country music) are explored in this episode.
58 min
66
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!
59 min
67
GENERATIONS, part 2 (episode #69)
More Hurdy Gurdy Song about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
58 min
68
GENERATIONS, part 1 (episode #68)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
58 min
69
DEMOCRACY, part 1 (episode#67)
What the Hell Happened to Democracy?
58 min
70
WOODY & CHUCK (episode #66)
Brothers in poetry, activism, truth--always of and for the people!
58 min
71
INJUSTICE/JUSTICE, part 1 (episode #65)
Various artists tackle these closely related themes.
58 min
72
LIBERATION (PHILADELPHIA), part 1 (episode #64)
Philly's Coltrane, Sounds of Liberaton, Monette Sundler and crew.
58 min
73
COYOTES & BORDERS (Episode #63)
Songs of coyotes & borders and the stories behind them.
59 min
74
RAZA y RESISTENCIA, part 1 (episode #62)
NEW ART & IMPROVISED MUSIC FROM LATIN-BLACK AMERICAN COMPOSERS
58 min
75
BANNED, part 2 (episode #61)
More banned Hurdy Gurdy Songs, from the other side (including by artists)!
59 min
76
HIGH LONESOME JOHN COHEN (episode #60)
In memorium of John Cohen (1932-2019).
59 min
77
BANNED, part 1 (episode #59)
Listen to the Banned. Hurdy Gurdy Songs and Artists banned, for some reason or other,
59 min
78
LABOR DAY, part 2 (episode #58)
More Hurdy Gurdy Labor Songs from Lee Hays, The Almanacs, Woody, Pete and others!
58 min
79
LABOR (DAY), part 1 (episode #57)
WTF happened to the working men and women of America?!
58 min
80
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #56) part 2
More "official" and "obtuse", perhaps irreverent, campaign anthems
58 min
81
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #55) part 1
Campaign Songs for 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, both "official" and "obtuse"!
58 min
82
NEW INDIGENOUS (Episode #54)
New Music from Native America.
58 min
83
BORICUA RESISTANCE (Episode 53)
How Boricua culture trumps colonial corruption!
59 min
84
GONE FISHIN' - Hurdy Gurdy Songs (episode #52)
GONE FISHIN' - Time to kick back for Summer with songs (Episode #50)
58 min
85
DAS KUNST PUNK (episode#51)
Hurdy Gurdy Punk from Deutschland...
58 min
86
ENVIRONMENT, Part 3
Environmental music activism and more!
58 min
87
SOUTHERN MEN VOICES
Hurdy Gurdy songmen: Dr. John, Leon Redbone, Mose Allison, Bushwick Bill, B.B. King, T.C. Cannon (1946-1978)
58 min
88
TIENANMEN
30 YEARS AFTER, NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN
58 min
89
ART PUNK
Erasers, Alexa Hunter and Disturbed Furniture, Certain General, Buzzcocks and more! (#46)
58 min
90
POLIFUNK
Political Funk, Funk Politics, the politics of Funk! (episode#45)
59 min
91
COVERING LEONARD
The Poet, the Holy Man, the songs of a HURDY GURDY MAN!
58 min
92
GRRRLS: FEMINIST PUNK
Riot GRRRRLs are back! Riot Grrrls and more!
58 min
93
AFROPUNK
Hurdy Gurdy AFROPUNK: in the beginning, there was punk!
59 min
94
IMPEACHMENT
Yes, songs about impeachment, past & present!
58 min
95
SINATRA, THE LEGEND, the man, the songs (covers...
OK, so his politics were F!@#$%^&!!!
59 min
96
COUNTRY RAP IN BLACK AND WHITE (HGS#39)
Cultural props or appropriation? Recognition or Theft?
58 min
97
WAH WAH THE FUCK IS GOING ON?! (Effects, part 1...
The quintessential "effect"! Wah Wah does many things to a Hurdy Gurdy Song.
58 min
98
MARGINALIZED VOICES (episode #37)
With guest Sailjah Williams, TeachRock-Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
59 min
99
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...
59 min
100
Hurdy Gurdy Songs, WOMEN FOLK (episode #35)
WOMEN FOLK, Women folksingers and their songs. Here's the plalylist: 1. Hurdy Gurdy Man-Eartha ...
59 min