Pete Seeger: “The World that Music Lives In” Free Talk
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Visiting Presenter – KRONOS FESTIVAL 2019

Pete Seeger: “The World that Music Lives In”

Free Talk, Part of Kronos Labs

Sat, Jun 1 2019 | 5:00 PM
Joe Henderson Lab

Pete Seeger, who would have turned 100 years old this May, lived through the tumultuous 20th century as a force for kindness, humility, and good. His pursuits reflected the complexity of the times through the lens of music making and music creating. This talk will illustrate Seeger’s career and efforts for peace and social justice by using primary source materials held at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, where speaker Todd Harvey is a curator. Harvey works primarily with the Center’s archival collections relating to the 20th-century folk music revival, including the collections of the Seeger family, the Lomax family, Jean Ritchie, Woody Guthrie, and others.

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At some point, Pete Seeger decided he'd be a living archive of America’s music and conscience, a testament of the power of song and culture to nudge history along, to push American events towards more humane, justified ends.

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