Emma's Revolution Benefit show for UU Church of Marblehead
Smart, funny and informative. Like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars.
With hauntingly beautiful harmonies and powerful acoustic instrumentals that deliver the energy and strength of their convictions, emma's revolution creates new standards in the art of social justice. Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near.
emma's revolution is currently touring in support of their latest release, "Revolutions Per Minute". With RPM, emma's revolution creates an electrifying soundscape of their characteristically "rousing and soulful" songs of social conscience, in settings from intimate acoustic to full-on funk.
emma's revolution is the duo of activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Based in the Washington DC area, the duo won Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for "If I Give Your Name", about the families of undocumented workers killed on 9/11. "Peace, Salaam, Shalom" is sung around the world and has been called the "anthem of the anti-war movement." emma's revolution's music has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" and Pacifica's "Democracy Now!"
In the spirit of Emma Goldman's famous attribution, "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution," emma's revolution brings their uprising of truth, hope and a dash of healthy irreverence to concerts and peace & justice, labor, human rights, environmental, LGBT and women's rights events around the world. Touring over 200 days a year, emma's revolution has performed at hundreds of events from Canada, Chile, Korea, Scotland, England, Israel/Palestine, Nicaragua, Cuba and throughout the US spreading their message of peace and justice. emma's revolution consistently delivers performances that are an uprising of hope and harmony so powerful audiences leap to their feet.
"Great melodies and harmonies with a driving beat that just makes you want to, well, RISE! [The songs on "RPM"] are anthemic songs in the folk tradition that are calls to action . . . truly exciting, fun, invigorating and right on point." ~WMNF Radio
"Across from the White House, we paused... We were arrested several hours later, having sung 'Peace Salaam Shalom' and 'All We Are Saying...' the entire time." ~Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
"The powers that be can control the media but it's hard to stop a good song... Pat's songs will be sung well into the 22nd century." ~Pete Seeger on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered"
"The epitome of great contemporary political music." ~Sing Out!
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28 Mugford St.
Marblehead, MA 01945
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