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San Francisco Dyke March 2008 Dolores Park Rally
hear an hour and 10 minutes of the 4 hour rally at Dolores Park on June 28, preceding the Dyke March and block party in the Castro (70 min.)
The audio starts with tail end of a set by rhythmic Afro Puerto Rican band Las Bomberas de la Bahia ("music of resistence"in that country), followed by talk from the stage including anti-war commentary and a shout out for Dykes Against the War; next, veteren Oakland band Avotcja & Mozupue - voted best Bay Area Latin Jazz Band in 2005 - play a lengthy set, including a great tribute song to the long tradition of blues in Oakland. The audio winds up with two lesbian anti-war activists from Serbia, Lepa Mladjenovic and Tijana Popivoda, discussing the extreme lack of LGBT rights and visibility in that war-torn country and their realization of the need to oppose war.
The event was very well attended and combined a wide array of diverse music along with political and social commentary of note. The event wound up with a talk from a just-released member of the New Jersey 4 and her mother, speaking about their ordeal in an unbelievable and under-reported travesty of justice in NYC. Supporters of the NJ4 held a self-defense workshop in the park during the event.