Pamela Means presents The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History & Present Day
Pamela Means presents The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History & Present Day. Part-performance and mini-presentation, this event will explore the origin stories and lineages of protest songs, how their meanings and effects continue to transform through time and space, and how they have inspired – and continue to inspire – movements and cultural shifts within the realms of racial and social justice. In addition, Pamela will also share her own experiences with becoming an artist and using her voice. A curated assortment of original songs and select, recognizable covers will be integrated into the presentation as a powerful demonstration of how grounding, unifying, and mobilizing protest songs can be.
Pamela Means is an Easthampton MA-based Out(spoken), Biracial, independent artist whose “kamikaze guitar style” and punchy provocative songs have worn a hole in two of her acoustic guitars. Armed with razor wit, timing of a stand-up comic, an engaging presence, elegant poetry, and irresistible charm, Pamela Means’s “stark, defiant songs” (New York Times) set the status quo and the stage afire.
This event is geared towards adults, teens, and tweens. Free and open to the public; no registration required.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.Add to Google Calendar
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Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States
Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.
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