Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij : Collette Magny: Vietnam 67 * Mon. 20, Tue. 21 March [2017-11]

NIEUW / NEW:  Collette Magny: Vietnam 67 ** REPEATED  HERHALING: Civil Rights, Black Pride *Two Wars: Hell No, We Won’t Go + No Pasarán  ** RIK PINXTEN over De Eeuw van onze Kinderen  + Exclusieve voorleessessie ** [2017-11]

THE PLAYLISTS
1 COLETTE MAGNY: VIETNAM 67:
NEW SHOW
: COLETTE MAGNY: VIETNAM 67  (full album)  + SHADEY SCANDALS (see ‘BACKGROUND’), JOHN FIDDLER, MIKE ZITO, GRAHAM BOND, COUNTRY JOE McDONALD.

REPEATED SHOWS
2 CIVIL RIGHTS, BLACK PRIDE
CURTIS MAYFIELD & THE IMPRESSIONS, SLY & FAMILY STONE (Stand!), CHI-LITES, JEFF BECK (Live+), GENE McDANIELS, COLETTE MAGNY, GIL SCOTT-HERON, THE LAST POETS (1st LP), LES McCANN & EDDIE HARRIS LP, 1971), THE STAPLE  SINGERS, THE ISLEY BROS.
3 TWO WARS
1 SPAIN 1936-39  SONGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES with PAUL ROBESON & ERNST BUSCH * SPAIN IN MY HEART with PETE SEEGER & ARLO GUTHRIE, JOHN McCUTCHEON, SHAY BLACK & AOIFE CLANCY
3 VIETNAM: STOPPING THE WAR with JIMMY CLIFF, ERIC BURDON, STEPPENWOLF, HENRY FLINT & THE INSURRECTIONS, COVERED WAGON MUSICIANS, DONOVAN, TOM PARROTT, BARBARA DANE
4 RIK PINXTEN spreekt over zijn boek “De eeuw van onze kinderen” + leest exclusief voor Radio 68 uittreksels uit zijn boek . Een exclusieve opname van Radio 68 ** Muziek: ENRICO MACIAS, VIEUX FARKA TOURE, BOB DYLAN, DAVID McWILLIAMS, CSN&Y, ROBB JOHNSON, THE BYRDS + Peter Coyote

THE SCHEDULE * HET UITZENDROOSTER

 Maandag & dinsdag  ** Mondays & Tuesdays CET Brussels
12:00 > 20:00 hrs
GMT London
11 a.m. > 07 p.m.
Colette Magny NEW SHOW 12:00 + 16:00 11 a.m. + 3 p.m.
Civil Rights, Black Pride 13:00 + 17:00 12 noon + 4 p.m.
Two Wars 14:00  + 18:00 1 p.m. + 5 p.m.
Rik Pinxten 15:00  + 19:00 2 p.m. + 6 p.m.
Ends 20::00 hrs Ends 07:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACHTERGRONDINFO ** MORE INFORMATION

COLETTE MAGNY: VIETNAM 67 

A propos de “Vietnam 67” :

A l’occasion de la réimpression de son disque “Vietnam 67” en 1983, Colette Magny écrivait sur sa pochette du disque :
« Avec le recul du temps, je me dois de dire que je suis frappée par la présence, déjà, dans ce disque de musiciens de haute qualité – je veux dire : la chance que j’ai eu d’en bénéficier très tôt et que cela n’a pas cessé.

En 1967, nous criions “Victoire au Vietnam”, “F.L.N. vaincra”. Et c’était juste, je suppose, à ce moment là. Aujourd’hui, après les témoignages parus dans “Le Monde”, bouleversée, je dois accepter que les “cages à tigres” sont de nouveau pleines.

Et j’essaie de comprendre :
Que peut signifier le mot “cruauté” pour des femmes et des hommes cernés par l’horreur, engloutis dans un quotidien de terreur imposé par les U.S.A., enfants, en pleine guerre, sur les routes s’amusaient à sauter, rebondir sur le ventre d’un cadavre (Vietnamien, l’un des leurs) pour en extraire des bruits d’oesophage qui les faisaient rire ? Que sont ces enfants devenus ? Quelles femmes ? Quels hommes

Quoi qu’il en soit, je maintiens mon admiration pour la détermination, l’intelligence et l’endurance du peuple vietnamien dans le combat pour sa liberté. Après un éveil politique tardif (fin de la guerre d’Algérie), j’enclenchai un intérêt passionné et passionnel pour les “événements”. D’où ces chansons braquées sur l’actualité (certains textes élaborés à partir de coupures de journaux, par ex. : “A Saint Nazaire”).  Je ressens encore l’urgence, mais la difficulté, de crier; oui, toujours, tous les jours, depuis la naissance. Mais comment, où, avec qui et qui croire ? Quand récemment, par exemple, j’entends dire au Journal Télévisé qu’une sélection des informations est inévitable : sur cent reçues, les journalistes politiques doivent en choisir dix. Lesquelles et pourquoi ?

Jusque très récemment, je n’ai su résister ni aux courants de pensée d’une histoire réduite, sinon travestie, peut-être même trahie par lesdits mass-media, ni aux pressions incessantes de groupes politiques à vérités changeantes et différentes.

Si ma passion de comprendre et de témoigner demeure, elle est désormais animée de vigilance ».

Colette Magny, septembre 1983 http://colette-magny.over-blog.com/page-1754864.html

SHADEY SCANDALS
Brian Brockie, formerly of David Garrick’s backing band, let me know this: “I have been very busy musically at present and have been depping and recording with a local band called ‘Shadey Scandals’ –  and we have just completed a ‘single’ in a  pro-studio session.
The song  was written by lead singer Alex Askew who served with the RAF Regiment in Afghanistan. The song  reflects his return to the UK and finding it hard to settle into a worthwhile job when he has so many ambitions to fulfil.  It doesn’t glorify or support war  – it is just a reflection of one man’s return to the normality of civilian life.
It was written and performed as an acoustic piece – but Alex asked me to add some guitar parts to ‘rock it up a bit’.
All download proceeds are going to a registered charity for  ex-servicemen (SSFA)”.

CIVIL RIGHTS, BLACK PRIDE

A special on Curtis Mayfield and the Civil Rights Movement in Shindig magazine, www.shindig-magazine.com

CURTIS MAYFIELD and CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
“We’re believing very strongly in equality and freedom for all, but especially we people who are darker than blue… we’re not trying to offend anyone, but basically telling it like it is” (Curtis Mayfield).

These humble but confident words spoken by Curtis Mayfield during a 1971 gig neatly encapsulates the soul of a musician that came to define the music of the civil rights movement. While Marvin Gaye and James Brown were more famous names that penned politically charged songs, Mayfield was the indisputable forefather of radical soul music. As SNCC organiser Stanley Wise said “you could see his records on every movement turntable”. It was “warrior music” in the words of activist Gordon Sellers, the “soundtrack of the movement” according to Craig Werner.

Growing up in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green ghetto, the marriage of music and politics that would distinguish his career came naturally to Mayfield. “With everything I saw on the streets as a young black kid, it wasn’t hard during the later fifties and sixties for me to write [in] my heartfelt way of how I visualised things, how I thought things ought to be.”

This intimately felt attachment to the social conditions around him helped Mayfield, with his band The Impressions, give expression to the spirit of the civil rights movement with the classic ‘Keep On Pushin’. Having been intensely affected by the Martin Luther King-led demonstrations in Alabama, Mayfield wanted to, in his words, “write something that maybe could help motivate the people.” In time, ‘Keep On Pushin’, along with ‘People Get Ready’ ‘We’re A Winner’ and ‘Meeting Over Yonder’, would become ubiquitous on the demonstrations, mass meetings and marches of the equality movement. (…) SOURCE: http://anticapitalists.org/2012/06/03/music-and-politics-of-curtis-mayfield/

TWO WARS: Hell No, We Won’t Go + No Pasarán

Radio 68 presents songs about two wars: the Spanish Civil War and Vietnam. In both cases we have included a number of songs and artists that are not / no longer widely known – to say the  least.  One such artist is PAUL ROBESON.  This  black American activist visited Spain during the Civil War and recorded several songs about that struggle against fascism.  In Europe, his involvement and his of body of work are largely forgotten.

“Paul Robeson’s concerns about fascism in the 1930s—military aggression, racial injustice, civilian bombings, and forced population displacement—remain issues of our own times. Seven decades later, ALBA’s magazine, The Volunteer, published a comic titled Robeson in Spain, detailing Robeson’s activism and dedication to the Spanish cause.  It is ALBA’s hope that this work of art, history, and research can be embraced and appreciated by students of history and by the public as a way to convey the progressive ideals of Paul Robeson and the volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. By the mid-1930s, Paul Robeson had achieved international acclaim as an actor, singer, and public personality who criticized racism.  The rise and expansion of fascism in Germany and Italy and other parts of the world intensified his concerns about the precarious state of democracy, freedom, and social justice. After the Spanish Civil War began in 1936, Robeson threw his support behind the elected government. “The artist must take sides,” he announced. He sang often to raise funds for children displaced by the war and appealed for assistance to the Spanish Republic. (…)
SOURCE: http://alba-valb.org/resources/robeson

REFERENCES
V.A. Canciones de las Brigadas Internacionales, Roots Collection, www.discmedi.com
V.A. Spain In My Heart , Appleseed Recodings (Songs of the Spanish Civil War)
YOU TUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/VietnamSongProject

RIK PINXTEN: De eeuw van onze kinderen

Mijn blog http://community.dewereldmorgen.be/blog/eddybonte/2017/02/26/rik-pinxten-blind-voor-verschillen
Speciaal voor Radio 68, vertelt Rik Pinxten over zijn jongste boek, “De eeuw van onze kinderen” (uitg. EPO) en leest hij verhalen uit dat  boek voor.  Met muziek van ENRICO MACIAS, VIEUX FARKA TOURE, BOB DYLAN, DAVID McWILLIAMS,  CSN&Y, ROBB JOHNSON, THE BYRDS + Peter Coyote

“Laat ons eerst dit misverstand uit de weg ruimen: De eeuw van onze kinderen is niet ‘de autobiografie van Rik Pinxten’. Autobiografieën zijn voor sportlui, muzikanten en Barack Obama. Maar in dit boek gebruikt onze bekendste antropoloog wél zichzelf als ingangspoort tot een universeel verhaal: dat van de grote verschuivingen van onze naoorlogse geschiedenis, een geschiedenis waarmee zijn leven tot nu toe grotendeels samenvalt. Aan de hand van verhalen uit en reflecties over zijn jeugd in de Antwerpse Seefhoek en over zijn tijd als student, als onderzoeker bij de Navajo-indianen in de VS en als professor in Gent vertelt hij onder andere over de economische ontwikkeling van Vlaanderen, het ontstaan van ons seculier wereldbeeld, de verschuiving van informatie naar kennis, het primaat van het neoliberalisme, de revival van xenofobie en nationalisme, en de segmentering van samenleving en individu. Een filosofisch boek maar ook een parabel over het leven van en in de westerse cultuur” (Bron: uitg. EPO, www.epo.be)

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