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
GHETTO (episode #129)
Songs about life in the ghetto
58 min
2
LATINXPERIMENTAL, PART 2 (episode #128)
More works by Latin American avant-garde and experimental composers.
58 min
3
LATINXPERIMENTAL (episode #127)
Works by Latin American and the Latin Experimental "Avant Garde "
58 min
4
UNCOVERS: PAUL ROBESON (episode #126)
The songs he is remembered for, performed by Robeson and others.
58 min
5
ASIAN SONGS about anti-Asian Racism (episode #124)
Asian Songs about anti-Asian racism, marginalization, hate.
58 min
6
WOMAN HERSTORY of TRANSCENDENT WOMEN (episode#123)
Women's songs of transcendence and spirituality.
59 min
7
HER PHOTOGRAPHY (episode #122)
Songs for and about women photographers and photography.
58 min
8
BLACK WOMEN & GUITARS (episode #121)
Connecting Black History Month to Women's Herstory Month
58 min
9
MIGRANT MUSIC (episode #120)
Music of migrations, migrating music
58 min
10
BLACK MUSIC HISTORY, BLACK MUSIC GENIUS (episod...
CELEBRATION OF BLACK-AFRICAN-AMERICAN (POPULAR) MUSI
58 min
11
DAMAGED- EARLY AMERICAN PUNK (episode #118)
DAMAGED- EARLY AMERICAN PUNK
59 min
12
PRESIDENT REJECT (episode #117)
WE'RE SICK OF YOU! GET THE FUCK OUT!
58 min
13
ANGER MANAGEMENT (episode #116)
And there's a lot to be angry about!
58 min
14
UNCOVERS: YOKO ONO, part 1 (episode #115) HGMW
We'll All Evaporate Together ("We're All Water")
58 min
15
FUNKY BLUE CHRISTMAS (episode #114)
Celebrating a funky blue christmas!
59 min
16
UNCOVERS: CHARLEY PRIDE (episode 113) Hurdy Gur...
The "uniqueness' of the "first" Black Country artist.
59 min
17
NATURAL WORLD HEALING (Episode #112)
Hurdy Gurdy music to heal Mother Earth.
58 min
18
UNCOVERS: BOB DYLAN, part 1 (episode #111)- Hur...
Songs of Bob Dylan, as recorded by Bob and interpreted by others.
58 min
19
BETTER DAYS (episode #110)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs for better, brighter days ahead.
58 min
20
COME TOGETHER (episode#109)
Can we? Should we? Must we?
58 min
21
GOODBYE, ADIOS, GOOD RIDDANCE, GTFO (episode #108)
GOODBYE ORANGE PRICK TOAD
59 min
22
VOTING, IT'S YOUR CHOICE! (episode #107)
Your Choice!
58 min
23
ART OF PROTEST (episode #106)
Art is a weapon.
59 min
24
SHAMELESS CORRUPTION (episode #105)
Songs calling out shameless, corrupt politicians everywhere, especially our own!
59 min
25
LYING BULLIES (episode #104)
Songs about political bullies.
59 min
26
MORE LIES! (episode #103)
The lies will continue until we vote him out!
58 min
27
LIES! (episode #102)
20K plus lies...
58 min
28
MORE CELEBRATION (episode #101)
​More celebration! Ruth and Toots!
59 min
29
100!!! (episode #100)
Celebrating the 100th episode.
59 min
30
CHOICES (episode #99)
Songs about making choices and how we go about making them.
59 min
31
POLICY & PLEASURE, with Peter La Chapelle (epis...
An interview with Peter La Chappelle, author of I'd Fight the World...
59 min
32
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
33
VOTING (episode #96)
Dedicated to the women's suffragist movement, that so fought hard for the right to vote. 19th Amendment.
58 min
34
FOLKLORE, part 1 (episode #95)
What is Folklore? Folklore or Fakelore? Is it authentic? What is authenticity?
58 min
35
MASKS (episode #94)
The Masks We Wear
59 min
36
CURANDERAS (episode #93)
More healing songs from the Latin world and beyond are offered to help during these ailing times.
59 min
37
GLOBAL HEALING (episode #92)
Hurdy Gurdy songs intended to heal what ails the planet. Photo: Huachipairem of Peru (ICH, 2010)
59 min
38
FLAGS (episode #91)
Let your freak flag fly!
59 min
39
AFRO-LATINX (episode #90)
Afro-LatinX cultural expressions of resilience and resistance.
58 min
40
SLAVERY SONGS (episode #89)
Songs of slavery in the Americas
58 min
41
WHY WE MARCH! (episode #88)
Songs about endemic and systematic racism in the USA
59 min
42
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
43
PRAYER (episode #86)
Songs of prayer, unbound by cultures, genres, or sectarianism
59 min
44
IRONY (episode #85)
The Songs and Sound of Irony
59 min
45
SOLITUDE, part 1 (episode #84)
Songs of Solitude for a Pandemic
58 min
46
FEMINIST ANTHEMS (episode #83)
Songs by and for women's struggles against patriarchy...
59 min
47
PAINTING SONGS (episode #82)
Paintings and the songs they inspired.
59 min
48
BIBLICAL! (episode #81)
Songs of secular faith, with sacred imagery.
58 min
49
THIS LAND (episode #80)
A diverse playlists of Woody Guthrie's "This Lands" and variant interpretations.
58 min
50
JAZZ RESISTANCE (episode #79)
Black Power flower children of the Black Lives Matter Era
58 min
51
ANIMAL RIGHTS, part 2 (episode #78)
Songs are about the human-animal relationship and the rights of all species.
58 min
52
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
53
SUBWAY (episode #76)
Songs about NYC's funkiest Urban Space!
58 min
54
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
55
BOLIVIA (episode #74)
When a Latin American country loses faith in an democratic electoral process. Dictator or Progressive?
59 min
56
UY! QUE HORROR! (episode #73)
The Bogotá New Colombian Music scene today (en español)!
42 min
57
HEALTH & HEALING (episode #72) A NEW YEARS SPE...
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about health care, healing and more. Much more.
58 min
58
NAVAJO COUNTRY (episode #71)
Rez Bands: Navajo capacity for cultural adaptation (Country music) are explored in this episode.
58 min
59
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
60
GENERATIONS, part 2 (episode #69)
More Hurdy Gurdy Song about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
58 min
61
GENERATIONS, part 1 (episode #68)
Hurdy Gurdy Songs about generational differences, tensions and boundaries.
58 min
62
DEMOCRACY, part 1 (episode#67)
What the Hell Happened to Democracy?
58 min
63
WOODY & CHUCK (episode #66)
Brothers in poetry, activism, truth--always of and for the people!
58 min
64
INJUSTICE/JUSTICE, part 1 (episode #65)
Various artists tackle these closely related themes.
58 min
65
LIBERATION (PHILADELPHIA), part 1 (episode #64)
Philly's Coltrane, Sounds of Liberaton, Monette Sundler and crew.
58 min
66
COYOTES & BORDERS (Episode #63)
Songs of coyotes & borders and the stories behind them.
59 min
67
RAZA y RESISTENCIA, part 1 (episode #62)
NEW ART & IMPROVISED MUSIC FROM LATIN-BLACK AMERICAN COMPOSERS
58 min
68
BANNED, part 2 (episode #61)
More banned Hurdy Gurdy Songs, from the other side (including by artists)!
59 min
69
HIGH LONESOME JOHN COHEN (episode #60)
In memorium of John Cohen (1932-2019).
59 min
70
BANNED, part 1 (episode #59)
Listen to the Banned. Hurdy Gurdy Songs and Artists banned, for some reason or other,
59 min
71
LABOR DAY, part 2 (episode #58)
More Hurdy Gurdy Labor Songs from Lee Hays, The Almanacs, Woody, Pete and others!
58 min
72
LABOR (DAY), part 1 (episode #57)
WTF happened to the working men and women of America?!
58 min
73
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #56) part 2
More "official" and "obtuse", perhaps irreverent, campaign anthems
58 min
74
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS (episode #55) part 1
Campaign Songs for 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, both "official" and "obtuse"!
58 min
75
NEW INDIGENOUS (Episode #54)
New Music from Native America.
58 min
76
BORICUA RESISTANCE (Episode 53)
How Boricua culture trumps colonial corruption!
59 min
77
GONE FISHIN' - Hurdy Gurdy Songs (episode #52)
GONE FISHIN' - Time to kick back for Summer with songs (Episode #50)
58 min
78
DAS KUNST PUNK (episode#51)
Hurdy Gurdy Punk from Deutschland...
58 min
79
ENVIRONMENT, Part 3
Environmental music activism and more!
58 min
80
SOUTHERN MEN VOICES
Hurdy Gurdy songmen: Dr. John, Leon Redbone, Mose Allison, Bushwick Bill, B.B. King, T.C. Cannon (1946-1978)
58 min
81
TIENANMEN
30 YEARS AFTER, NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN
58 min
82
ART PUNK
Erasers, Alexa Hunter and Disturbed Furniture, Certain General, Buzzcocks and more! (#46)
58 min
83
POLIFUNK
Political Funk, Funk Politics, the politics of Funk! (episode#45)
59 min
84
COVERING LEONARD
The Poet, the Holy Man, the songs of a HURDY GURDY MAN!
58 min
85
GRRRLS: FEMINIST PUNK
Riot GRRRRLs are back! Riot Grrrls and more!
58 min
86
AFROPUNK
Hurdy Gurdy AFROPUNK: in the beginning, there was punk!
59 min
87
IMPEACHMENT
Yes, songs about impeachment, past & present!
58 min
88
SINATRA, THE LEGEND, the man, the songs (covers...
OK, so his politics were F!@#$%^&!!!
59 min
89
COUNTRY RAP IN BLACK AND WHITE (HGS#39)
Cultural props or appropriation? Recognition or Theft?
58 min
90
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
91
MARGINALIZED VOICES (episode #37)
With guest Sailjah Williams, TeachRock-Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
59 min
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
Hurdy Gurdy Songs - Black Bohemia (episode #30)
Black Manhattan: Scott Joplin and James Reese Europe 's 369th Infantry Regiment Band. 1. Alessa...
59 min
99
Hurdy Gurdy Songs (#29) TOXIC MAN
This episode plays songs about Toxic Masculinity and the notion of manhood. Here's the playlist:...
59 min
100
HG#28 COLD WARS & WALLS: POLAND
The film "Cold War" serves as the inspiration and exploration of Polish national identity through...
59 min