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The Art of the Protest Song

Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

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In celebration of High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy, the Oregon Historical Society has partnered with four local folk musicians to present a showcase of popular topical/ and protest songs from the Kennedy era as well as original songs focused on contemporary issues. Join us for a rousing display of the music that helped define Kennedy’s era and the tradition of protest songs that continues today.

Alexa Wiley is a post-folk songwriter activist whose singing style is potent, tenacious, and spiritual.

Magda Leyna is a Portland-based singer/songwriter whose music focuses on creating empowered communities and liberating the indigenous feminine.

Nathan Earle is a songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist living in the NW US.

Bill Valenti is a seasoned folkie songwriter from Bend, Oregon, who launched the “Art of the Protest Song” series three years ago, bringing renewed focus to this powerful form of journalism.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by KBOO Community Radio.

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