The Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Chorus presents Paul Robeson: A Portrait in Story & Song, a musical biography of the great African American artist, athlete, and activist. The script is based on material gathered by Alex Bagwell, who interviewed many of Robeson’s associates while they were still alive. The concert will trace Robeson’s journey from his youth in New Jersey to Rutgers University and eventually to concert stages around the world. It also addresses the 1949 Peekskill concert, which was disrupted by racist thugs, and Robeson’s encounter with the House Un-American Activities Committee. The Chorus will sing many of the spirituals and folk songs from Robeson’s repertoire, in new arrangements by its director Pat Wynne. Since 1999, the Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Chorus has been helping to keep alive the long traditions of labor and progressive culture in the Bay Area.
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