By Victor V. Bobetsky associate professor and Director of the Teacher Education Program in Music at Hunter College of the City University of New York
“We Shall conquer” is an American people music that has prompted American and international heritage like few others. At diversified deadlines it has served as a exertions circulate tune, a civil rights tune, a hymn, and a protest track and has lengthy held robust person and collective that means for the African-American neighborhood, specifically, and the yank and global groups extra generally.
We Shall conquer: Essays on a very good American Song, edited and compiled through Victor V. Bobetsky, contains essays that discover the origins, background, and impression of this nice American people track. encouraged via a symposium of visitor audio system and pupil choirs from the recent York urban Public faculties, chapters disguise such severe concerns because the song’s ancestry, Pete Seeger’s contribution to its popularization, the position performed through the SNCC Freedom Singers in its adoption, the gospel origins and affects of the tune, its version by means of choral arrangers, its use as a instructing software within the school room, and its legacy between different freedom songs.
We Shall conquer: Essays on an exceptional American Song constitutes a useful source for the track and track schooling neighborhood in addition to for contributors of most of the people attracted to song, schooling, heritage and the civil rights circulate. The e-book offers readers with a large and designated spectrum of knowledge in regards to the tune proper to researchers and teachers.
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So we missed the states of Washington and Oregon; those were the only two we missed. We sang at people’s houses, on their lawns, inside their homes—anywhere people would gather to set up a program, we would sing and raise funds, and tell the story. (Harris 2009) Travel expenses and “hospitality” were covered by the hosts, which included church, college, and civic groups. On that initial tour, the Freedom Singers performed alongside folk music stars Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Peter Paul and Mary, as well as tour sponsor Pete Seeger.