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, 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>
Music
1
AFRO-LATINX (episode #90)
Afro-LatinX cultural expressions of resilience and resistance.
58 min
2
SLAVERY SONGS (episode #89)
Songs of slavery in the Americas
58 min
3
WHY WE MARCH! (episode #88)
Songs about endemic and systematic racism in the USA
59 min
4
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
5
PRAYER (episode #86)
Songs of prayer, unbound by cultures, genres, or sectarianism
59 min
6
IRONY (episode #85)
The Songs and Sound of Irony
59 min
7
SOLITUDE, part 1 (episode #84)
Songs of Solitude for a Pandemic
58 min
8
FEMINIST ANTHEMS (episode #83)
Songs by and for women's struggles against patriarchy...
59 min
9
PAINTING SONGS (episode #82)
Paintings and the songs they inspired.
59 min
10
BIBLICAL! (episode #81)
Songs of secular faith, with sacred imagery.
58 min
11
THIS LAND (episode #80)
A diverse playlists of Woody Guthrie's "This Lands" and variant interpretations.
58 min
12
JAZZ RESISTANCE (episode #79)
Black Power flower children of the Black Lives Matter Era
58 min
13
ANIMAL RIGHTS, part 2 (episode #78)
Songs are about the human-animal relationship and the rights of all species.
58 min
14
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
15
SUBWAY (episode #76)
Songs about NYC's funkiest Urban Space!
58 min
16
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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17
BOLIVIA (episode #74)
When a Latin American country loses faith in an democratic electoral process. Dictator or Progressive?
59 min
18
UY! QUE HORROR! (episode #73)
The Bogotá New Colombian Music scene today (en español)!
42 min
19
HEALTH & HEALING (episode #72) A NEW YEARS SPE...
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about health care, healing and more. Much more.
58 min
20
NAVAJO COUNTRY (episode #71)
Rez Bands: Navajo capacity for cultural adaptation (Country music) are explored in this episode.
58 min
21
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
22
GENERATIONS, part 2 (episode #69)
More Hurdy Gurdy Song about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
58 min
23
GENERATIONS, part 1 (episode #68)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
58 min
24
DEMOCRACY, part 1 (episode#67)
What the Hell Happened to Democracy?
58 min
25
WOODY & CHUCK (episode #66)
Brothers in poetry, activism, truth--always of and for the people!
58 min
26
INJUSTICE/JUSTICE, part 1 (episode #65)
Various artists tackle these closely related themes.
58 min
27
LIBERATION (PHILADELPHIA), part 1 (episode #64)
Philly's Coltrane, Sounds of Liberaton, Monette Sundler and crew.
58 min
28
COYOTES & BORDERS (Episode #63)
Songs of coyotes & borders and the stories behind them.
59 min
29
RAZA y RESISTENCIA, part 1 (episode #62)
NEW ART & IMPROVISED MUSIC FROM LATIN-BLACK AMERICAN COMPOSERS
58 min
30
BANNED, part 2 (episode #61)
More banned Hurdy Gurdy Songs, from the other side (including by artists)!
59 min
31
HIGH LONESOME JOHN COHEN (episode #60)
In memorium of John Cohen (1932-2019).
59 min
32
BANNED, part 1 (episode #59)
Listen to the Banned. Hurdy Gurdy Songs and Artists banned, for some reason or other,
59 min
33
LABOR DAY, part 2 (episode #58)
More Hurdy Gurdy Labor Songs from Lee Hays, The Almanacs, Woody, Pete and others!
58 min
34
LABOR (DAY), part 1 (episode #57)
WTF happened to the working men and women of America?!
58 min
35
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #56) part 2
More "official" and "obtuse", perhaps irreverent, campaign anthems
58 min
36
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #55) part 1
Campaign Songs for 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, both "official" and "obtuse"!
58 min
37
NEW INDIGENOUS (Episode #54)
New Music from Native America.
58 min
38
BORICUA RESISTANCE (Episode 53)
How Boricua culture trumps colonial corruption!
59 min
39
GONE FISHIN' - Hurdy Gurdy Songs (episode #52)
GONE FISHIN' - Time to kick back for Summer with songs (Episode #50)
58 min
40
DAS KUNST PUNK (episode#51)
Hurdy Gurdy Punk from Deutschland...
58 min
41
ENVIRONMENT, Part 3
Environmental music activism and more!
58 min
42
SOUTHERN MEN VOICES
Hurdy Gurdy songmen: Dr. John, Leon Redbone, Mose Allison, Bushwick Bill, B.B. King, T.C. Cannon (1946-1978)
58 min
43
TIENANMEN
30 YEARS AFTER, NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN
58 min
44
ART PUNK
Erasers, Alexa Hunter and Disturbed Furniture, Certain General, Buzzcocks and more! (#46)
58 min
45
POLIFUNK
Political Funk, Funk Politics, the politics of Funk! (episode#45)
59 min
46
COVERING LEONARD
The Poet, the Holy Man, the songs of a HURDY GURDY MAN!
58 min
47
GRRRLS: FEMINIST PUNK
Riot GRRRRLs are back! Riot Grrrls and more!
58 min
48
AFROPUNK
Hurdy Gurdy AFROPUNK: in the beginning, there was punk!
59 min
49
IMPEACHMENT
Yes, songs about impeachment, past & present!
58 min
50
SINATRA, THE LEGEND, the man, the songs (covers...
OK, so his politics were F!@#$%^&!!!
59 min
51
COUNTRY RAP IN BLACK AND WHITE (HGS#39)
Cultural props or appropriation? Recognition or Theft?
58 min
52
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
53
MARGINALIZED VOICES (episode #37)
With guest Sailjah Williams, TeachRock-Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
59 min
54
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
55
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
56
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-...
58 min
57
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...
59 min
58
Hurdy Gurdy Songs - Issac Sawyer, the State of ...
Las Vegas-Bronx rapper Isaac Sawyer guests on Hurdy Gurdy Songs, playing his music and discussing...
58 min
59
Hurdy Gurdy Songs - PRISON SONGS, part 1 (#31)
African-Americans and the Criminal Justice system, expressed in songs. Here's the playlist: 1. ...
58 min
60
Hurdy Gurdy Songs - Black Bohemia (episode #30)
Black Manhattan: Scott Joplin and James Reese Europe 's 369th Infantry Regiment Band. 1. Alessa...
59 min
61
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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62
HG#28 COLD WARS & WALLS: POLAND
The film "Cold War" serves as the inspiration and exploration of Polish national identity through...
59 min
63
Hurdy Gurdy Songs (#27) CAFÉ, COLOMBIA!
With the recent passing of "Juan Valdez" (Carlos Sánchez), and Colombian coffee, as a symbol of n...
58 min
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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...
58 min
65
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...
59 min
66
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...
59 min
67
Angelic Voices, part one, The Women (HGS#24)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs of Sacred and Secular Ecstasy. Here's the playlist: 1. Sister Rosetta Tharpe ...
59 min
68
Holy Jazz, part one (HG#23)
Jazz and the spirit, and the spirit of Jazz. Here's the playlist: 1. Charlie Haden & The Liber...
59 min
69
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 ...
58 min
70
HG#21 COWBOY BALLADS, part 1
Cowboy songs about the darkness of the American soul, as explored in cowboy and pioneer archetype...
58 min
71
Hurdy Gurdy Songs of Migrants #20
Songs about global migrants, itininerant workers, wanderers and refugees. Here's the playlist: ...
58 min
72
Hurdy Gurdy Election Day Songs - episode #19
Election Day tunes, across the Red/Blue divide, including the playlist: 1. Neneh Cherry “Kong” f...
60 min
73
Hurdy Gurdy Songs(#18): POLITICIANS
Hurdy Gurdy Political Songs for our Broken Politics! Here's the playlist: 1. David Rovics “Fail...
59 min
74
Hurdy Gurdy VOTING Songs!
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about the electoral process. So VOTE on November 6th! Playlist: 1. Sunnyland ...
59 min
75
Hurdy Gurdy Songs Agitprop, Now and Then (#16
Agitprop Now & Then, including an interview with Marc Ribot about his latest recording, Songs of ...
59 min
76
HG#15 Women Voices - Part 1
Hurdy Gurdy Womens Songs across a variety of issues and topics, from racism to sexism, patriarchy...
58 min
77
Hurdy Gurdy Songs #14 - Student Protest
Songs from, by, and about students and their responses to gun violence and other social injustice...
59 min
78
Hurdy Gurdy Songs #13, part 1: GUNS, GUNS, GUNS!
This first episode is about America's love/hate relationship with the 2nd Amendment. Here's the p...
59 min
79
Hurdy Gurdy Songs #12 - Canzone Anarchica
Songs for Sacco & Vanzetti: Radical Activism, Immigrant Identity, State Sanctioned Murder. 1. V...
59 min
80
HGS#11 - YOTOWN! Yonkers, where true love conqu...
This episode is about the importance of place; where you grew up, and what music had an impact on...
59 min
81
HGS FREE to ROCK! Episode #10
Interview with FREE to Rock producer Doug Yeager, discusses the documentary and music. Playlist i...
60 min
82
Hurdy Gurdy Songs Episode #9 - Cold Wars, Part 2
Second episode highlights Cold War songs from the 1950s up to the late 1960s, and some recent Woo...
58 min
83
Hurdy Gurdy Songs - Walls and Cold Wars, part 1...
Since we're reliving Cold War tensions and proliferation of Walls, here are some Hurdy Gurdy Song...
58 min
84
Hurdy Gurdy Songs #7- President Blues & more.
Here's the playlist. Enjoy! Will. I. Am. “Yes We Can” from Yes We Can NAS “Black President”...
59 min
85
HG#6 President Blues - Part 1
With special guest Lamont Jack Pearly, here's the playlist of Blues songs about US presidents and...
58 min
86
Hurdy Gurdy Songs #4 - Environmental (episode 1)
This is the first episode with Hurdy Gurdy Songs about the environment, climate change, global wa...
59 min
87
Hurdy Gurdy Songs - Episode #3
UNWANTED: Immigrants & Refugees
58 min
88
Hurdy Gurdy Songs #2
War is the episodes theme, primarily songs of American conflicts and the cultural response.
59 min
89
Hurdy Gurdy Songs Episode 1
The inaugural program, which is an eclectic "sampler", starts at 9:55 (fast-forward). Future epi...
59 min