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Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing?

WTJU Presents
A three-part series on
the ongoing life of folksinger

Pete Seeger
by Dunway Productions at the
University of New Mexico

Pete Seeger


  1. July 14 1-2PM
  2. July 21 1-2PM
  3. July 28 1-2PM
Program will air during the 2nd half of "Walk Right In", hosted by Rebecca.

How Can I Keep From Singing?
This series is an inside history of American folk music’s most famous and controversial performer in three, one-hour programs.

Part 1: "Origins" How did a Harvard-educated boy become a radical, hitchhiking, banjo-playing, political activist? Program I explores Seeger’s youth and America’s folk revival of the 1930s and ‘40s.
Part 2: "Folk Songs/Ballads" This program evokes the exciting folk music revival of the 1950s and ‘60s and the role Seeger played in it.
Part 3: "Topical/Protest Songs" Program III looks at the tradition of singing out for social change, and how the music of the Civil Rights, anti-war, and environmental movements galvanized Seeger’s life.

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