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Musical History Tour PDX

Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis Street
Portland, OR 97202, US (map)



A musical exploration of history and current events with David Rovics.

In more detail:

It seems to me that in order to understand the world we live in now, we have to know how we got here. In order to have any idea of where were going, we need to know where weve been. We need to know our own history the history of the social movements, uprisings, invasions, coups, economic bubbles, stock market crashes and other events that have shaped our societies and created the world we live in today. The more we know about key events of the past often events that the powers-that-be would prefer we forgot about completely the more the world around us becomes a comprehensible place, existing not just in the three dimensions of the physical world, but in the dimension of time as well.

There are many ways to learn history ways that can be a lot of fun, as well as educational. I have a Musical History section of my website dedicated to using songs as well as prose to introduce people to important events in world history. With the Musical History Tour, Ill be taking that act on the road. Concerts (we can still call them concerts even if Im talking more than usual in between the songs) will be appropriate for any adult or teen audience, and will seek to use historical anecdotes as a means of addressing the present moment.