Pete Seeger's Session
A Beliefnet interview with the great folk singer on God, religion, and whether music can change the world.
06/23/2007 08:17:29 PM
A true musical and activist hero. There is no one like him. We can hope he continues to remain strong and independent for many more years.
03/14/2007 06:53:59 PM
My parents took my brothers and I to a Pete Seeger concert for children at "the other Carnegie Hall" (the one in Pittsburgh, PA, not the one in NY) and it was absolutely wonderful. I still remember him singing the song about the giant, "Abiyoyo."
03/14/2007 09:46:50 AM
Yes, Mongo, very well-put. I'm 51, and I catch myself taking the things you mentioned for granted (shame on me). It's easy to forget the price that Pete Seeger and others like him--some much more than him--paid, and the risks he and others took, to stand up for what they believed. In our internet/iPod/mp3/satellite radio/post-MTV/"whatever dude" culture, it's easy to forget how dangerous and powerful one person armed with a song and a banjo/guitar could be. I've said for years that I want to meet Mr. Seeger--and get his autograph on my banjo--before he dies. Who knows...?
03/13/2007 09:13:32 PM
Very well put Mongo.
03/13/2007 05:47:34 PM
Young people (less than 30) have and take for granted many things we didn't have much of in the 50's and 60's. Equal rights and opportunities for minorities. Individual protection from organized, capitalistic exploitation, womens' rights, and so on. It's unfortunate that most don't know who the heroes were who made much of this possible -- by raising the social consciousness of the world. Pete Seeger was one of these heroes. Mongo