By Kroon, Ron / Anefo [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Kroon, Ron / Anefo [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

March is Women’s History Month and to welcome its advent we’ll feature some notable women of song who for one reason or another have been getting attention these days: Nina Simone (subject of an Oscar nominated documentary), Mavis Staples (subject of an HBO documentary and a great new album), Beyoncé (fusing the political and pop culture); Bonnie Raitt (making a musical comeback), and Rhiannon Giddens (whose recent NY American songbook concert made waves).
And … the folksingers of America have been creating a lot of pro-Sanders and anti-Trump anthems and ballads. We’ll listen to a sampling of these in the aftermath of ‘super Tuesday’. We’ll also provide a musical farewell to Delmer Berg—the last surviving veteran of the Lincoln Brigade—those American volunteers who fought fascism in Spain 80 years ago. He died this week at 100.
songs to kick off women’s history month…and more!
culture of protest thurs 3/3/16 6pm kcsb 91.9fm