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
CREEPINESS (episode #151)
Hurdy Gurdy Halloween songs that will creep you out!
58 min
2
COLOMBIAN NYC (episode #150)
An efflorescence of Colombian music in NYC
58 min
3
CORRIDOS, Mexico: Hispanic Heritage Month (epis...
Mexico's narrative song ballads
59 min
4
9/11 SONGS (episode #146)
Twenty Years After
58 min
5
SUMMER of '69, FROM WOODSTOCK TO HARLEM (episo...
FROM WOODSTOCK TO HARLEM
58 min
6
LABOR, WORK SONGS (episode #145)
Back to work!
58 min
7
UNCOVERS: Joni (episode #141)
"Blue's 50th and more...
58 min
8
CARIBBEAN PROTEST: CUBA & HAITI (episode #140)
Caribbean protest songs and more from CUBA and HAITI.
58 min
9
NO ZOOS, ANIMAL ACTIVISM part 3 (episode #138 )
ANIMAL ACTIVISM part 3
58 min
10
BLACK WALL STREET: SPIRIT OF TULSA (episode #137)
SPIRIT OF TULSA
59 min
11
BLACK, PROUD & QUEER (episode #136)
Gay Pride month celebration!!
58 min
12
HIGHWOMEN & HIGHWAYMEN (episode #134)
Songs about errant "knights and ladies" and wayward "gentlemen and gentlewomen of the road".
58 min
13
UNCOVERS: Bob Dylan 80th Birthday (episode #133)
Happy 80th Birthday to the Hurdy Gurdy Man par excellence!
58 min
14
FREE PALESTINE (episode #132)
Songs from PALESTINE's resistance to Israeli occupation.
58 min
15
PROTESTA COLOMBIA (episode #131)
Colombian songs of protest and resistance in support of the national strike.
58 min
16
SEXY VOICES (episode #130)
What is a sexy voice?
61 min
17
GHETTO (episode #129)
Songs about life in the ghetto
58 min
18
LATINXPERIMENTAL, PART 2 (episode #128)
More works by Latin American avant-garde and experimental composers.
58 min
19
LATINXPERIMENTAL (episode #127)
Works by Latin American and the Latin Experimental "Avant Garde "
58 min
20
UNCOVERS: PAUL ROBESON (episode #126)
The songs he is remembered for, performed by Robeson and others.
58 min
21
ASIAN SONGS about anti-Asian Racism (episode #124)
Asian Songs about anti-Asian racism, marginalization, hate.
58 min
22
WOMAN HERSTORY of TRANSCENDENT WOMEN (episode#123)
Women's songs of transcendence and spirituality.
59 min
23
HER PHOTOGRAPHY (episode #122)
Songs for and about women photographers and photography.
58 min
24
BLACK WOMEN & GUITARS (episode #121)
Connecting Black History Month to Women's Herstory Month
58 min
25
MIGRANT MUSIC (episode #120)
Music of migrations, migrating music
58 min
26
BLACK MUSIC HISTORY, BLACK MUSIC GENIUS (episod...
CELEBRATION OF BLACK-AFRICAN-AMERICAN (POPULAR) MUSI
58 min
27
DAMAGED- EARLY AMERICAN PUNK (episode #118)
DAMAGED- EARLY AMERICAN PUNK
59 min
28
PRESIDENT REJECT (episode #117)
WE'RE SICK OF YOU! GET THE FUCK OUT!
58 min
29
ANGER MANAGEMENT (episode #116)
And there's a lot to be angry about!
58 min
30
UNCOVERS: YOKO ONO, part 1 (episode #115) HGMW
We'll All Evaporate Together ("We're All Water")
58 min
31
FUNKY BLUE CHRISTMAS (episode #114)
Celebrating a funky blue christmas!
59 min
32
UNCOVERS: CHARLEY PRIDE (episode 113) Hurdy Gur...
The "uniqueness' of the "first" Black Country artist.
59 min
33
NATURAL WORLD HEALING (Episode #112)
Hurdy Gurdy music to heal Mother Earth.
58 min
34
UNCOVERS: BOB DYLAN, part 1 (episode #111)- Hur...
Songs of Bob Dylan, as recorded by Bob and interpreted by others.
58 min
35
BETTER DAYS (episode #110)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs for better, brighter days ahead.
58 min
36
COME TOGETHER (episode#109)
Can we? Should we? Must we?
58 min
37
GOODBYE, ADIOS, GOOD RIDDANCE, GTFO (episode #108)
GOODBYE ORANGE PRICK TOAD
59 min
38
VOTING, IT'S YOUR CHOICE! (episode #107)
Your Choice!
58 min
39
ART OF PROTEST (episode #106)
Art is a weapon.
59 min
40
SHAMELESS CORRUPTION (episode #105)
Songs calling out shameless, corrupt politicians everywhere, especially our own!
59 min
41
LYING BULLIES (episode #104)
Songs about political bullies.
59 min
42
MORE LIES! (episode #103)
The lies will continue until we vote him out!
58 min
43
LIES! (episode #102)
20K plus lies...
58 min
44
MORE CELEBRATION (episode #101)
​More celebration! Ruth and Toots!
59 min
45
100!!! (episode #100)
Celebrating the 100th episode.
59 min
46
CHOICES (episode #99)
Songs about making choices and how we go about making them.
59 min
47
POLICY & PLEASURE, with Peter La Chapelle (epis...
An interview with Peter La Chappelle, author of I'd Fight the World...
59 min
48
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
49
VOTING (episode #96)
Dedicated to the women's suffragist movement, that so fought hard for the right to vote. 19th Amendment.
58 min
50
FOLKLORE, part 1 (episode #95)
What is Folklore? Folklore or Fakelore? Is it authentic? What is authenticity?
58 min
51
MASKS (episode #94)
The Masks We Wear
59 min
52
CURANDERAS (episode #93)
More healing songs from the Latin world and beyond are offered to help during these ailing times.
59 min
53
GLOBAL HEALING (episode #92)
Hurdy Gurdy songs intended to heal what ails the planet. Photo: Huachipairem of Peru (ICH, 2010)
59 min
54
FLAGS (episode #91)
Let your freak flag fly!
59 min
55
AFRO-LATINX (episode #90)
Afro-LatinX cultural expressions of resilience and resistance.
58 min
56
SLAVERY SONGS (episode #89)
Songs of slavery in the Americas
58 min
57
WHY WE MARCH! (episode #88)
Songs about endemic and systematic racism in the USA
59 min
58
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
59
PRAYER (episode #86)
Songs of prayer, unbound by cultures, genres, or sectarianism
59 min
60
IRONY (episode #85)
The Songs and Sound of Irony
59 min
61
SOLITUDE, part 1 (episode #84)
Songs of Solitude for a Pandemic
58 min
62
FEMINIST ANTHEMS (episode #83)
Songs by and for women's struggles against patriarchy...
59 min
63
PAINTING SONGS (episode #82)
Paintings and the songs they inspired.
59 min
64
BIBLICAL! (episode #81)
Songs of secular faith, with sacred imagery.
58 min
65
THIS LAND (episode #80)
A diverse playlists of Woody Guthrie's "This Lands" and variant interpretations.
58 min
66
JAZZ RESISTANCE (episode #79)
Black Power flower children of the Black Lives Matter Era
58 min
67
ANIMAL RIGHTS, part 2 (episode #78)
Songs are about the human-animal relationship and the rights of all species.
58 min
68
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
69
SUBWAY (episode #76)
Songs about NYC's funkiest Urban Space!
58 min
70
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
71
BOLIVIA (episode #74)
When a Latin American country loses faith in an democratic electoral process. Dictator or Progressive?
59 min
72
UY! QUE HORROR! (episode #73)
The Bogotá New Colombian Music scene today (en español)!
42 min
73
HEALTH & HEALING (episode #72) A NEW YEARS SPE...
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about health care, healing and more. Much more.
58 min
74
NAVAJO COUNTRY (episode #71)
Rez Bands: Navajo capacity for cultural adaptation (Country music) are explored in this episode.
58 min
75
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
76
GENERATIONS, part 2 (episode #69)
More Hurdy Gurdy Song about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
58 min
77
GENERATIONS, part 1 (episode #68)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
58 min
78
DEMOCRACY, part 1 (episode#67)
What the Hell Happened to Democracy?
58 min
79
WOODY & CHUCK (episode #66)
Brothers in poetry, activism, truth--always of and for the people!
58 min
80
INJUSTICE/JUSTICE, part 1 (episode #65)
Various artists tackle these closely related themes.
58 min
81
LIBERATION (PHILADELPHIA), part 1 (episode #64)
Philly's Coltrane, Sounds of Liberaton, Monette Sundler and crew.
58 min
82
COYOTES & BORDERS (Episode #63)
Songs of coyotes & borders and the stories behind them.
59 min
83
RAZA y RESISTENCIA, part 1 (episode #62)
NEW ART & IMPROVISED MUSIC FROM LATIN-BLACK AMERICAN COMPOSERS
58 min
84
BANNED, part 2 (episode #61)
More banned Hurdy Gurdy Songs, from the other side (including by artists)!
59 min
85
HIGH LONESOME JOHN COHEN (episode #60)
In memorium of John Cohen (1932-2019).
59 min
86
BANNED, part 1 (episode #59)
Listen to the Banned. Hurdy Gurdy Songs and Artists banned, for some reason or other,
59 min
87
LABOR DAY, part 2 (episode #58)
More Hurdy Gurdy Labor Songs from Lee Hays, The Almanacs, Woody, Pete and others!
58 min
88
LABOR (DAY), part 1 (episode #57)
WTF happened to the working men and women of America?!
58 min
89
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #56) part 2
More "official" and "obtuse", perhaps irreverent, campaign anthems
58 min
90
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #55) part 1
Campaign Songs for 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, both "official" and "obtuse"!
58 min
91
NEW INDIGENOUS (Episode #54)
New Music from Native America.
58 min
92
BORICUA RESISTANCE (Episode 53)
How Boricua culture trumps colonial corruption!
59 min
93
GONE FISHIN' - Hurdy Gurdy Songs (episode #52)
GONE FISHIN' - Time to kick back for Summer with songs (Episode #50)
58 min
94
DAS KUNST PUNK (episode#51)
Hurdy Gurdy Punk from Deutschland...
58 min
95
ENVIRONMENT, Part 3
Environmental music activism and more!
58 min
96
SOUTHERN MEN VOICES
Hurdy Gurdy songmen: Dr. John, Leon Redbone, Mose Allison, Bushwick Bill, B.B. King, T.C. Cannon (1946-1978)
58 min
97
TIENANMEN
30 YEARS AFTER, NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN
58 min
98
ART PUNK
Erasers, Alexa Hunter and Disturbed Furniture, Certain General, Buzzcocks and more! (#46)
58 min
99
POLIFUNK
Political Funk, Funk Politics, the politics of Funk! (episode#45)
59 min
100
COVERING LEONARD
The Poet, the Holy Man, the songs of a HURDY GURDY MAN!
58 min