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Ronnie Gilbert: A Radical Life in Song (MP3 CD)

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By Ronnie Gilbert, Holly Near (Foreword by), Suzzy Roche (Read by)
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Ronnie Gilbert had a long and colorful career as a singer, actor, playwright, therapist, and independent woman. Her lifelong work for political and social change was central to her role as a performer. Raised in Depression-era New York City by leftist, working-class, secular Jewish parents, Gilbert is best known as a member of the Weavers, the quartet of the 1950s and '60s that survived the blacklist and helped popularize folk music in America. Her joyous contralto and vibrant stage presence enriched the celebrated group and propelled Gilbert into a second singing career with Holly Near in the 1980s and '90s. As an actor, Gilbert explored developmental theater with Joseph Chaikin and Peter Brook and wrote and performed in ensemble and solo productions across the United States and Canada.

Ronnie Gilbert brings the political, artistic, and social issues of the era alive through song lyrics and personal stories, traversing 60 years of collaborations in life and art that span the folk revival, the Cold War blacklist, primal therapy, the back-to-the-land movement, and a rich, multigenerational family story. Much more than a memoir, Ronnie Gilbert is a unique and engaging historical document for listeners interested in music, theater, American politics, the women's movement, and left-wing activism.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781713637905
ISBN-10: 1713637901
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: August 10th, 2021
Language: English
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