Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round/with Candace Cassin
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Cary Memorial Library 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
AIN'T GONNA LET NOBODY TURN ME 'ROUND
STORIES AND SONGS FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT Cary Memorial Public Library, Large Meeting Room
Free & Open to the Public
From the hidden communication between slaves to the songs of Black Lives Matter, music has served as a tool to educate, unite and inspire. Songs reach people in ways that books and speeches cannot. With original historical narratives, a dozen civil rights songs and over 200 historical images, this performance creates a palpable link with the hardship and courage of the times they enliven. It presents a story of the Civil Rights Movement for African Americans from 1955 to 1967, highlighting activists such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker.
Charlie King and Candace Cassin recreate these dramatic events using first person historical narrative with over a dozen songs and more than 200 images from the Civil Rights Struggle. There is an emphasis on individual acts of courage and inspired action.
Charlie King is a musical storyteller, movement historian and political satirist. He is the 2018 recipient of the annual Phil Ochs Award, in recognition of his music and activism for social and political justice in the spirit of Phil Ochs. Candace Cassin is a social service provider, spiritual director and teacher of Buddhist practice. They are married and live in Shelburne Falls, MA.