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The Social Power of Music

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MUSIC HAS THE POWER TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER

From parties to protests to prayer, music is a powerful catalyst for celebration, for change, and for a sense of community. Through making music together, we become bigger than ourselves. Whether singing with our families and friends or with thousands of strangers in an arena, music transforms lives, engages individuals, and connects local and global communities. The Social Power of Music chronicles the vivid, impassioned, and myriad ways in which music binds, incites, memorializes, and moves groups of people. This richly illustrated 124-page book, with 80+ tracks on 4 CDs, invites listeners into musical practices, episodes, and movements throughout the U.S. and beyond. These songs of struggle, devotion, celebration, and migration remind us that music has the potential to change our world.

Track Listing

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We Shall Overcome The Freedom Singers 2:09
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This Land is Your Land Woody Guthrie 2:48
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De colores ([Made] of Colors) Baldemar Velásquez, Aguila Negra 3:02
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Union Maid Bobbie McGee 2:13
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If I Had a Hammer Pete Seeger 1:54
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Reclaim the Night Peggy Seeger 4:33
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Estoy aquí (I Am Here) Quetzal 5:21
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Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) Sammy Walker 4:57
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We Are the Children Chris Kando Iijima, Joanne Nobuko Miyamoto, Charlie Chin 2:55
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I Woke Up This Morning Fannie Lou Hamer 2:36
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I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Country Joe McDonald 2:59
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El pobre sigue sufriendo (The Poor Keep On Suffering) Andrés Jiménez 3:26
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Ballad of the ERA Kristin Lems 4:11
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Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Pete Seeger 2:06
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Blowing in the Wind The New World Singers 2:32
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Quihubo raza (What's Happening, People) Agustín Lira and Alma 3:50
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Solidarity Forever Joe Glazer 2:30
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Joe Hill Paul Robeson 3:00
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Joaquin Murrieta Rumel Fuentes 3:35
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Which Side Are You On? The Almanac Singers 2:10
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Legal/Illegal Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger 4:12
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It Isn't Nice Barbara Dane, The Chambers Brothers 4:05
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Amazing Grace The Old Regular Baptists 2:44
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Come By Here Barbara Dane, The Chambers Brothers 5:33
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Will the Circle Be Unbroken The Strange Creek Singers 3:38
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Peace in the Valley The Paramount Singers 3:50
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Many Eagle Set Sun Dance Song The Pembina Chippewa Singers 2:11
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Zuni Rain Dance Members of Zuni Pueblo 4:41
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Calvary Shape-note singers at Stewart's Chapel 1:27
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Northfield The Old Harp Singers of Eastern Tennessee 1:58
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The Call to Prayer / Adhān Ahmad Al Alawi 2:10
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Zikr (excerpt) Sheikh Xhemail Shehu, members of the Prizren Rifa’i tekke 2:45
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Buddhist Chants and Prayers Tu Huyen, Hai Phat, Tam Thu, Hai Dat 4:34
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Kol Nidre Cantor Abraham Brun 5:05
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Dayeinu Raasche, Alan Mills 1:47
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Night Chant Sandoval Begay 2:12
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Hark, Hark Carolers from the Black Bull, Ecclesfield, UK 3:11
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot The Princely Players 2:47
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The Old Rugged Cross The Paschall Brothers 5:17
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Madre de Dolores (Mother of Sorrows) Hermanos de la Morada de Nuestra Señora de Dolores del Alto 2:56
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San Miguel (Saint Michael) Francia Reyes 4:11
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I'll Fly Away Rose Maddox 2:32
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Party Down at the Blue Angel Club Clifton Chenier and His Red Hot Louisiana Band 4:51
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San Antonio Rose Los Reyes de Albuquerque 2:38
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Jolie blonde (Pretty Blonde) Austin Pitre 2:47
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Shake Your Moneymaker John Littlejohn 4:19
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Beer-Drinking Polka Flaco Jiménez, Max Baca 2:25
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In Heaven There Is No Beer The Goose Island Ramblers 2:32
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SAM (Get Down) Sam Brothers Five 4:10
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Golden Slippers / The Butterfly Whirl Lester Bradley and Friends 4:31
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Sligo Indians / Paddy Clancy's / Larry Redican's / The Rambling Pitchfork Tony DeMarco 4:21
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La entrega de los novios (The Delivery of the Newlyweds) Lorenzo Martínez 3:46
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Rock Dance Song (Cree/Metis) The Pembina Chippewa Singers 2:20
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Pow Wow Song Chippewa Nation 2:52
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Mary Mack Lilly’s Chapel School, Alabama 1:58
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Johnny Cuckoo Janie Hunter and children at home 1:15
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Rooster Call John Henry Mealing and group 4:00
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Joy to the World Elizabeth Mitchell 3:06
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Oylupnuv Obrutch (The Broken Hoop Song) The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 2:01
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Liberty Funeral March The Liberty Brass Band 4:51
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Junkanoos #1 Key West Junkanoo Band 3:07
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The Star Spangled Banner Unknown orchestra 1:16
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Mardi Gras Medley (excerpt) ReBirth Jazz Band 4:33
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Viva la Quince Brigada (Long Live the 15th Brigade) Pete Seeger 3:04
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Bella ciao (Goodbye Beautiful) Singers of the “Bella Ciao” production of Spoleto 1:35
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A desalambrar (Tear Down the Fences) Expresión Joven 5:07
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Muato mua N’Gola (Women of Angola) Lilly Tchiumba 2:34
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Un gigante que despierta (An Awakening Giant) Luis Godoy, Grupo Mancotal 4:03
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Hasret (Longing) Melike Demirag 3:10
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Prisioneros somos (We Are All Prisoners) Suni Paz 2:19
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Funeral do lavrador (Funeral of a Worker) Zelia Barbosa 1:59
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Izakunyatheli Afrika Verwoerd (Africa is Going to Trample on You, Verwoerd) South African refugees in Tanganyika 1:52
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The Boy with the Sunlit Smile Mikis Theodorakis 2:48
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Hidup di Bui (Life in Jail) Gambang Kromong Slendang Betawi, Kwi Ap 5:34
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Man and Buffalo (Kon Gap Kwai) Caravan 3:40
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Why Need We Cry? Cantor Abraham Brun 2:32
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El palomo (The Dove) Grupo Raíz 4:06
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Hvem sidder dér bag skærmen (The Roadmaker) Inger Nielsen 3:08
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Mon’ etu ua Kassule Musician supporters of the MPLA 5:35
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Le temps des cerises (Cherry Blossom Time) Yves Montand 4:37
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Chongsun Arirang Singer from Central Korea 4:03
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The Passport Marcel Khalifé 9:23
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Inno della Resistenza (Hymn of the Resistance) Choir of FLN fighters 1:28
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