Pete Seeger, Activist, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94
In July of 2010, our “I Go On Singing” production team spent a morning with Pete at his home in Beacon, NY, on the bluffs high above the Hudson River, talking about his relationship with Paul Robeson.
It was a lovely time we’ll never forget and such an honor to be with this brilliant man so full of grace and generosity.
As Tony Brown wrote last night, referring to words first penned by Paul Robeson, Jr. “What was true for the passing of Robeson, is also true for Seeger, ‘The world has lost a great and gentle warrior’.”
We are ever so grateful to Pete for his participation in this project, and through his video appearances in the show, he, too, will go on singing!
Anthony Brown & Andrew Flack
During the encore, Pete Seeger and Tony Brown lead the audience in singing a soulful rendition of “Jacobs Ladder,” a song that Seeger and Robeson sang together many times.
Pete Seeger and Anthony Brown
Anthony Brown visits folk-musician Pete Seeger while researching I Go On Singing.
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"I Go On Singing" brings music and history alive with equal parts documentary and live concert experience. Musical numbers range from Spirituals to Broadway.
In addition, Robeson’s musical colleague, the legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, makes three video appearances discussing his friendship with Robeson and the turbulent times in which they lived.
And in turn, Anthony Brown sings a folk classic that Seeger made famous. It sums up how he and Robeson fought for workers rights around the world.
"I Go On Singing" has been specially created for performing arts centers and universities, anywhere that courage is honored in a human life and spirits can be lifted up by song.
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