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Radical Folk Ensemble with Riotfolk, George and Julius, and General Strike at Red and Black Cafe July 19th

On Wednesday, July 19th (6pm-10pm), the Red and Black Cafe plays host to a long, unforgettable night of radical folk music, with members of the Riotfolk Collective, labor folkies George and Julius, and Portlands own General Strike.
general strike logo
general strike logo
riotfolk logo
riotfolk logo
george and julius
george and julius
General Strike - Go To Hell Rotten Bosses
General Strike - Go To Hell Rotten Bosses
George and Julius - We Are the Working Class
George and Julius - We Are the Working Class
Adhamh Roland - The Shoulder Song
Adhamh Roland - The Shoulder Song
Brenna Sahatjian - Their Destiny Will be Manifest
Brenna Sahatjian - Their Destiny Will be Manifest
Mark Gunnery - Rootless Cosmopolitan
Mark Gunnery - Rootless Cosmopolitan
Tom Frampton - Mikey
Tom Frampton - Mikey
Riotfolkers, Adhamh Roland, Brenna Sahatjian, Mark Gunnery, and Tom Frampton (maybe more) will be doing an acoustic set from 6pm-7:30pm. They are a mutual aid collective of musicians making music to provoke, teach, heal and inspire. All of their music can be downloaded for FREE.

George and Julius come from the labor/folk tradition, and have sung for unions, churches, peace and justice groups, bars and coffeehouses, and veterans' and nursing homes since 1999. Julius Margolin, at 89, is a living legend in the New York City labor movement. He's been active since the 1930s in the CIO, National Maritime Union and Local 52 of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, which he has represented in the Central Labor Council for 32 years. A tireless fighter for justice, equality, and against war, Julius embarked on a new career in 1999, making music and CDs with George Mann while still hitting picket lines and organizing workers in New York City and around the United States.

General Strike is a band out of Portland, Oregon. Since 1987 they have playing on picket lines, at union rallies and conventions and at other socially progressive gatherings or protests. They are helping to keep alive the spirit of the labor movement, and its music tradition. They sing many of the old Wobbly songs and a few with their own lyrics.

This will be a great evening full of rabble rousing and history, it is sure to inspire radicals all radicals. There is no cover, however donations will be accepted.

not news 18.Jul.2006 15:17

Cat Stevens

this is not the place for advertising.

Relevant announcement 18.Jul.2006 15:59

Astro astro@patriotkit.us

I don't so much consider this an advertisement as an event announcement, particularly as there is no admission fee required. I look to Portland Indymedia to find out about events relevant to my anarcho-socialist leanings, and I frankly don't know where else to look for events like this. Did you think the announcements of the Laugh Horse move or benefit gig were innapropriate here?

I hope to see more event announcements mixed in with news in the future.


Huh? 18.Jul.2006 16:32

mcj

This may seem like an average ad, but it is really more a call to organize. These folks are union activists, civil rights advocates, anti-war, and anti-Bush. Does PDX Indy advertize these sorts of activities? YES! So what's your problem?