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For Immediate Release: February 22, 2017 Contact: Lisa Geduldig (415) 431-7363
“REVOLUTION NOW” CD RELEASE CONCERT
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 8pm
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA
Tickets ($18-$22): www.thefreight.org/emmas-revolution
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1245802358807358
Berkeley, CA… Emma's Revolution is the award-winning, activist power duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. Their 4th CD, Revolution Now, includes “Sing People Sing,” a loving tribute to the late Pete Seeger, a friend and mentor to the duo (he sang at their wedding, and Humphries was at his bedside when he passed away). The song captures his unique ability to empower an audience with harmony and hope. Over a ten year period, the duo toured nationally and internationally with Holly Near, and their beautiful three-part harmonies are featured on two of Near’s CDs, We Came to Sing and Peace Becomes You.
The duo were featured performers at the UnNaugural Concert outside of Washington DC on January 20, 2017. At the sold-out concert, which also featured Sweet Honey in The Rock, Emma’s Revolution premiered their latest song, “Vote (The Trump Rewrite),” a potent and witty response to the voter suppression and Electoral College debacle of 2016 that delivers Trump’s signature line, “You’re fired!” to him and his Administration. The concert raised funds for progressive organizations threatened by the Trump Administration.
Their song “Peace, Salaam, Shalom” (Peace in English, Arabic, and Hebrew), written in the days following September 11th, is sung around the world, has been called the anthem of the anti-war movement, and has been translated into French and Spanish. “If I Give Your Name” won Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and the duo's music has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and Pacifica's Democracy Now! Emma’s Revolution is also a contributor to the Grammy-nominated CDs, “Singing Through the Hard Times: A Tribute to Utah Phillips” and “Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger.”
The duo’s March 14th Freight & Salvage concert will be the Bay Area CD Release of its highly anticipated 4th CD. Covering issues from reproductive justice to killer drones to Black Lives Matter to the sustaining power of love, the songs on Revolution Now span folk to jazz and funk to rock. The duo brings these tools of inspiration and motivation to fuel resistance movements at this tumultuous time.
Revolution Now was recorded in Oakland and San Francisco and features Bay Area musicians, John R. Burr on keyboards (Maria Muldaur, The Alison Brown Quartet), Jan Martinelli on bass (Holly Near, Wild Mango) and David Rokeach on drums (Rita Moreno, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin) who will join them at the Freight. The CD was mastered by Grammy-Award-winning engineer, Charlie Pilzer.
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 powerful performances to concerts and peace and justice, labor, human rights, environmental, LGBT and women's rights events. Touring 200 days a year, Emma’s Revolution has performed at thousands of events throughout the US and around the world in Canada, Chile, Korea, Scotland, England, Israel/Palestine, Nicaragua and Cuba, 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.
Emma’s Revolution was featured in 2015 at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, singing to nearly 10,000 global and religious leaders, grassroots activists, and practitioners from 50 traditions and over 80 countries who gathered to collaborate to achieve a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
Keep the momentum of the Women's Marches and the #NoBanNoWall protests going with an uprising of hope from Emma's Revolution.
"Fervent and heartfelt"- THE NEW YORK TIMES
Revolution Now CD: www.tinyurl.com/EmmasRev-RevNow
Peace, Salaam, Shalom: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbdKW39TMNk
Vote (The Trump Rewrite): www.tinyurl.com/EmmasRev-VoteTheTrumpRewrite
Listen to full song tracks: www.reverbnation.com/emmasrevolution
Past press: www.emmasrevolution.com/promo/articles
For Calendar Editors:
WHAT: Emma’s Revolution
“Revolution Now” CD Release Concert
WHEN: Tuesday March 14, 2017 @ 8pm
WHERE: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
TIX: $18 advance/$22 door. www.thefreight.org/emmas-revolution
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