Folk music, like Woody Guthrie's, is a traditional form of storytelling that has existed throughout the ages. The voice of these musicians have always been able to influence society and lead culture change.

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Artistic Activism

From Country to Hip Hop, art is about speaking a person's or a group's truth. But are we listening? What can we know about where our culture was, is, and is heading based on what we are seeing in art and other media? Find out about the songwriters and groups that are directly creating impact.

We are seeking facilitators and subject matter experts to get involved and contribute what matters to them as it relates to solving modern problems surrounding culture. Contact us to learn more.

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Playing for Change

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.at. 


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Farm Aid

Farm Aid works year-round to build a system of agriculture that values family farmers, good food, soil and water, and strong communities. Farm Aid's annual music and food festival celebrates farmers, eaters, and music coming together for change.


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Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday: The Clearwater Concert

In 1966, Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi founded the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a nonprofit organization based in Poughkeepsie, New York, that sought to protect the Hudson River and surrounding wetlands and waterways through advocacy and public education. 


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Behind the Story: The Outlaw Ocean Music Project

Over the course of five years reporting on lawlessness at sea for his book The Outlaw Ocean, Ian Urbina amassed a vast audio archive of field recordings. From this sound archive, The Outlaw Ocean Music Project was born.


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5Rhythms of Dance -Gabrielle Roth

Gabrielle Roth, dancer and creator of 5Rhythms and The Dancing Path, talks about how they allow us to "let go" to embrace the authentic, intuitive self within. This allows for tremendous change and transformation in our lives as we surrender to the dance of living. More Info: 5rhythms.com 

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