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Anti-Gentrification Needs an Anthem. "Rican Beach" Is It.

Let no worthy social issue be without its political protest song. Alynda Segarra’s anti-gentrification anthem — “Rican Beach” — comes from the latest album by folk music band, Hurray for the Riff Raff… 209 more words

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Anti-Gentrification Needs an Anthem. “Rican Beach” Is It.

Let no worthy social issue be without its political protest song. Alynda Segarra’s anti-gentrification anthem — “Rican Beach” — comes from the latest album by folk music band, Hurray for the Riff Raff…
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Protest Song of the Week: “Rican Beach” by Hurray for the Riff Raff | Shadowproof

Shadowproof selected “Rican Beach” as their April 11, 2017 protest song of the week.
“…Last month, Hurray for the Riff Raff released… a concept album titled The Navigator. On the album, Segarra draws from folk and rock, bomba and salsa, doo-wop and soul to create a semi-autobiographical, two-act narrative following a street kid named Navita Milagros Negrón. Using this storyline, she reflects on her own childhood and Nuyorican roots, and makes chilling commentaries on immigration, cultural erasure, and gentrification…” ~ Liz Pelly

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviewed Alynda Segarra in March, shortly after International Women’s Day.

Hurray for the Riff Raff on Feminism, Gentrification, Gender Violence & Art in Era of Trump | Democracy Now!

“Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new record, The Navigator, is out this week. Part of it celebrates Alynda’s Puerto Rican heritage. One tune, “Pa’lante,” is named after a newspaper published by the Young Lords. Another tune, “Rican Beach,” has been described as an anti-gentrification anthem.” ~ Amy Goodman

NPR declared “The Body Electric” from Hurray for the Riff Raff as the 2014 political folk song of the year. (Don’t miss the end.)
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Protest may be sung, loud & strong!

Keller named Givenchy artistic director

Sometimes, departing one job can lead to bigger and better things — even making company history.

That’s exactly the case for Clare Waight Keller, who  62 more words

The Inspired Life

Behind the Sandwich

As New Perspective’s latest adaptation of a Children’s classic The Giant Jam Sandwich plays to children and their families on tour the company’s Artistic Director, Jack McNamara, says that the key to successful children’s theatre is making the content as rich as that for adult audiences.  458 more words

New Perspectives

Bill T. Jones

He was the recipient of a MacArthur Genius award.

The work is based on oral history taken in 2003 by Jones with Dora Amelan, who was 95 years old, a French Jewish nurse/social worker, WWII survivor and his mother-in-law. 86 more words

Philadelphia Theatre Company Names Paige Price new Artistic Director

Acclaimed actress, producer and arts executive succeeds Sara Garonzik as PTC’s creative leader

The Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) announced that Paige Price will join the organization as Producing Artistic Director. 461 more words

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Six Organs of Admittance @ClubCafe 4/6

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE IS SCORCHING INTO A NEW DAWN

BURNING THE THRESHOLD OUT FEBRUARY 24TH 2017 

In preparing for the first album of non- 607 more words

Pittsburgh Event

Bombardier Global 7000 Aircraft Successfully Completes First Flight

  • First flight kicks off a rigorous flight testing program as planned
  • Global 7000 aircraft on track to enter into service in the second half of 2018…
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