[Ppnews] Paul Robeson: Words Like Freedom - CD Release La Pena 2/27
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Thu Feb 21 16:37:17 EST 2008
Paul Robeson CD Cover
Paul Robeson: Words Like Freedom - A New Audio CD from the Freedom Archives
Release Event @ La Pena
3105 Shattuck Ave - Berkeley
Wednesday, February 27th 6:30 pm
With Babatunde Lea, Alex Bagwell & poetry with Youth Speaks
$10-20 - No One Turned Away
With this CD, we introduce you to rare spoken
words of the great Paul Robeson, illuminating a
side of this amazing man's personality and
politics that has too often been suppressed.
Robeson saw it as his responsibility to speak the
truth about conditions both domestic and abroad
knowing that his fame would allow these messages
to be more widely heard. He was also deeply aware
of the consequences and faced the official
repression against him with dignity and courage.
Embodied in Paul Robeson's character and
contributions is a message for coming generations
that is usually whitewashed, even in sympathetic
portrayals. At its core, Robeson's message is one
of militant, uncompromising resistance to racism,
oppression, and tyranny, a "must keep fighting"
spirit, even in the face of repression and the threat of death.
On this CD you'll hear Robeson express this
deeply rooted radicalism in great love for his
own African-American people, their culture, and
their revolutionary contributions, and you'll
hear it articulated in solidarity with poor and
oppressed peoples and nations the world over:
"The artist must elect to fight for Freedom or
for Slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative."
In creating this CD, the Freedom Archives offers
a unique resource that can be used with history
courses and heard by many who may never before
heard the passion and eloquence of Robeson's
spoken words. Purchase Direct via the link below
For more information or to purchase your copy:
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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