For Pete’s Sake: Celebrating Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday

Musician, activist, humanitarian, Pete Seeger was a giant of a man who walked humbly on this Earth and inspired us all to be a little less selfish and more courageous in our giving.

On this Centennial year of his birth on May 3rd 1919 we pay tribute to this great American in this one-hour radio broadcast, where community leaders and activists recite the words of Pete Seeger and musicians perform songs that Pete Seeger either wrote or popularized.

The program begins with Pete Seeger himself sharing his life story with us in spoken word within his song Well May The World Go from my Smithsonian Folkways & Appleseed recording.

Pete Seeger cared deeply for his neighbors, and we cared deeply for him, because the entire world was Pete’s neighborhood.

Pete Seeger and I were dear friends for over thirty years.  Con­versations with Pete just kept flowing into laughter and inspiration to keep on trying to make this world a little better than it was when it was handed down to us.

Please take the time to listen. You’ll be glad you did.

For credits and more information about this program visit audioport.org

Produced by Larry Long

Production assistance from Ursula Ruedenberg, Pacifica Radio Network

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MEXICO PREMIERE: Dodging Bullets

As Executive Producer of Dodging Bullets, Larry Long is honored to announce it’s Mexico Premiere: Fundraiser for the Huichol Scholarship Fund.

Dodging Bullets – an award winning film documentary about the historical trauma inflicted on Native Americans by colonialism Wednesday February 27, 6:30 PM at the IFC office – tickets are 150 pesos at the door. (IFC office is located at Edificio Parian del Puente #13, Calle Libertad at the corner of Miramar, above the HSBC Bank)

Native Americans have been dodging bullets since their first contact with Europeans. This film brings together a collection of Indigenous people, researchers, and politicians from the United States to examine the underlying reasons for disproportionately high incidences of health and social issues among Native Americans.

The remarkable personal stories and expert analysis in this film point to historical trauma as the insidious legacy of colonialism that resilient Native Americans continue to dodge today.

Dodging Bullets will give you new insights into how Indigenous people in the US, Canada and Mexico
continue to struggle against the personal and political impacts of colonialism.

The film will be followed by a question and answer period featuring the Executive Producer of Dodging
Bullets, Larry Long, and Brian McDougall from the Huichol Scholarship Fund.

For more information:
• Event: contact Brian McDougall brianmcdougall25@gmail.com
• Film: see www.dodgingbullets.org

Slow Night by Larry Long

Larry Long’s new release, Slow Night, transports the venerable singer-songwriter with folkie roots into the contemporary realm inhabited by musician-producer Cory Wong and Antwaun Stanley (lead vocalist for Vulfpeck), plus members of Prince’s brass section, The Hornheads and Cory Wong’s Green Screen Band.

Slow Night mixes 3 of Larry’s older songs that were hand-picked by Wong and deliciy re-imagined: the trademark “Blue Highway,” an unforgettable ear worm, Chicky-Chicky Boom,” and the ever-tender, “I Love You.”

As for the new three new tunes, Wong and band provide a rich, polyphonic edge to the title track Slow Night: “We really played with the song’s cool vibes, ‘cuz it’s the best modern pop tune he’s ever written – and it’s very tasty!” Long’s new song to his daughter, “My Love for You,” and the picturesque postcard from “Puerto Vallarta” round out a satisfying set created by Long, Wong and the rest of musicians on this sweet, funky – AND YES, “very tasty” six-song CD.

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