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Record Store Day 2017 – live from Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill-on-Sea 22/4/17

My article was originally published by The Singer here

When he arrived at 7.30am they were snaking around the block confirms Richard, one of the co-owners (along with his business partner Del) of Music’s Not Dead. 789 more words

Live Reviews

Ladies and Gentlemen...Orion Freeman!

While I type, feel free to listen to the first song off of Orion Freeman’s new album. The song is calledFamily Tree” … 503 more words

Folk Music

Slumberjack Legends Album 008 | Convertible Robots | Gorilla Busk 2003

The final re-release from my discography:

“After the relative success of GORILLA BUSK 2002, the first acoustic record by CONVERTIBLE ROBOTS, JL BLANK and I (UYUGOMIAK) were buoyed to do more in the same style. 37 more words

Slumberjack Legends

Slumberjack Legends Album 007 | Convertible Robots | Gorilla Busk 2002

The Another re-release from my discography:

“As CONVERTIBLE ROBOTS, JL BLANK and I (UYUGOMIAK) were focused on the dichotomy between electronic and acoustic music. We also happened to be making music at a time where electronics were not really respected; to shut up detractors who didn’t think we could make real music, we began showing up at open stages, playing our tunes as a guitar-and-vocals acoustic duo. 45 more words

Slumberjack Legends

My favourite song...

Last week I posted the song of mine which my audience most liked, this week I’m posting my own favourite.

A lot of my songs have a travelling theme, due to the life I’ve lived. 104 more words

Music

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!

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

Politics