<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, Executive Director of the Association for Cultural Equity-Alan Lomax Archive and co-founder of the Woody Guthrie Archives, the program presents classic artists and performances alongside obscure, unknown and emerging singers and players, drawing from repertoires of resistance 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>
Afro-LatinX cultural expressions of resilience and resistance.
SLAVERY SONGS (episode #89)
Songs of slavery in the Americas
WHY WE MARCH! (episode #88)
Songs about endemic and systematic racism in the USA
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!
PRAYER (episode #86)
Songs of prayer, unbound by cultures, genres, or sectarianism
IRONY (episode #85)
The Songs and Sound of Irony
SOLITUDE, part 1 (episode #84)
Songs of Solitude for a Pandemic
FEMINIST ANTHEMS (episode #83)
Songs by and for women's struggles against patriarchy...
PAINTING SONGS (episode #82)
Paintings and the songs they inspired.
BIBLICAL! (episode #81)
Songs of secular faith, with sacred imagery.
THIS LAND (episode #80)
A diverse playlists of Woody Guthrie's "This Lands" and variant interpretations.
JAZZ RESISTANCE (episode #79)
Black Power flower children of the Black Lives Matter Era
ANIMAL RIGHTS, part 2 (episode #78)
Songs are about the human-animal relationship and the rights of all species.
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.
SUBWAY (episode #76)
Songs about NYC's funkiest Urban Space!
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
BOLIVIA (episode #74)
When a Latin American country loses faith in an democratic electoral process. Dictator or Progressive?
UY! QUE HORROR! (episode #73)
The Bogotá New Colombian Music scene today (en español)!
HEALTH & HEALING (episode #72) A NEW YEARS SPE...
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about health care, healing and more. Much more.
NAVAJO COUNTRY (episode #71)
Rez Bands: Navajo capacity for cultural adaptation (Country music) are explored in this episode.
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!
GENERATIONS, part 2 (episode #69)
More Hurdy Gurdy Song about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
GENERATIONS, part 1 (episode #68)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
DEMOCRACY, part 1 (episode#67)
What the Hell Happened to Democracy?
WOODY & CHUCK (episode #66)
Brothers in poetry, activism, truth--always of and for the people!
INJUSTICE/JUSTICE, part 1 (episode #65)
Various artists tackle these closely related themes.
LIBERATION (PHILADELPHIA), part 1 (episode #64)
Philly's Coltrane, Sounds of Liberaton, Monette Sundler and crew.
COYOTES & BORDERS (Episode #63)
Songs of coyotes & borders and the stories behind them.
RAZA y RESISTENCIA, part 1 (episode #62)
NEW ART & IMPROVISED MUSIC FROM LATIN-BLACK AMERICAN COMPOSERS
BANNED, part 2 (episode #61)
More banned Hurdy Gurdy Songs, from the other side (including by artists)!
HIGH LONESOME JOHN COHEN (episode #60)
In memorium of John Cohen (1932-2019).
BANNED, part 1 (episode #59)
Listen to the Banned. Hurdy Gurdy Songs and Artists banned, for some reason or other,
LABOR DAY, part 2 (episode #58)
More Hurdy Gurdy Labor Songs from Lee Hays, The Almanacs, Woody, Pete and others!
LABOR (DAY), part 1 (episode #57)
WTF happened to the working men and women of America?!
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #56) part 2
More "official" and "obtuse", perhaps irreverent, campaign anthems
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #55) part 1
Campaign Songs for 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, both "official" and "obtuse"!
NEW INDIGENOUS (Episode #54)
New Music from Native America.
BORICUA RESISTANCE (Episode 53)
How Boricua culture trumps colonial corruption!
GONE FISHIN' - Hurdy Gurdy Songs (episode #52)
GONE FISHIN' - Time to kick back for Summer with songs (Episode #50)
DAS KUNST PUNK (episode#51)
Hurdy Gurdy Punk from Deutschland...
ENVIRONMENT, Part 3
Environmental music activism and more!
SOUTHERN MEN VOICES
Hurdy Gurdy songmen: Dr. John, Leon Redbone, Mose Allison, Bushwick Bill, B.B. King, T.C. Cannon (1946-1978)
30 YEARS AFTER, NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN
Erasers, Alexa Hunter and Disturbed Furniture, Certain General, Buzzcocks and more! (#46)
Political Funk, Funk Politics, the politics of Funk! (episode#45)
The Poet, the Holy Man, the songs of a HURDY GURDY MAN!
GRRRLS: FEMINIST PUNK
Riot GRRRRLs are back! Riot Grrrls and more!
Hurdy Gurdy AFROPUNK: in the beginning, there was punk!
Yes, songs about impeachment, past & present!
SINATRA, THE LEGEND, the man, the songs (covers...
OK, so his politics were F!@#$%^&!!!
COUNTRY RAP IN BLACK AND WHITE (HGS#39)
Cultural props or appropriation? Recognition or Theft?
WAH WAH THE FUCK IS GOING ON?! (Effects, part 1...
The quintessential "effect"! Wah Wah does many things to a Hurdy Gurdy Song.
MARGINALIZED VOICES (episode #37)
With guest Sailjah Williams, TeachRock-Rock and Roll Forever Foundation