Pete Seeger

Hip-Hop Artist's Single Pays Tribute To Pete Seeger

Feb 17, 2015
Courtesy of Decora

Beacon, New York resident and hip-hop artist Decora has his debut solo album coming out in March. One of the songs is a tribute to the late Pete Seeger. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Decora about why he chose the song.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

One was a folk musician from the Northeast. The other was a man of God from Georgia. But Pete Seeger and Martin Luther King were celebrated together for their commitment to social justice today at the second annual Pete Seeger/Southern Dutchess Coalition Community Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The mayors of the tri-cities are on board of an initiative to try to keep the Half Moon replica ship docked locally on the Hudson River.

Built in 1989 by Dr. Andrew Hendricks, The Replica Ship The Half Moon is a working, full-scale model of the Dutch vessel noted explorer Henry Hudson sailed in 1609 when he discovered the river that bears his name.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

The Port of Coeymans, about 15 miles south of downtown Albany, is making headlines — for all the wrong environmental reasons.

Advocates for clean air and water are sounding alarms: they're concerned about plans to build up heavy industry along the Hudson River near the port, and about possibly illegal activity related to the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Lincoln Center Will Stream Seeger Fest Concert

Jul 16, 2014

New York City’s Lincoln Center says it will offer a live stream from a weekend memorial concert for Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi. The concert is Seeger Fest.

    Seeger Fest is a one-time festival created by Pete and Toshi Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, as a way for those who knew and admired Pete and Toshi to remember them, and for those who hadn't heard of them, to get inspired by their compassion for the human race.

The fest will take place July 17th through July 21st and will include performances from includes performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Amanda Palmer, Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Kim and Reggie Harris, and many others.

Kitama Cahill-Jackson joins us now to tell us more.

Karen DeWitt

Earth Day was celebrated at the New York State Capitol with a tribute to the late Pete Seeger, and a display of live owls.

There is a concert tonight in Ulster County celebrating the music of the late Pete Seeger on what would have been his 95th birthday.

Longtime Pete Seeger friend Happy Traum will host the Woodstock Soundout, billed as a tribute to a folk music legend and the common man. The Woodstock Soundouts, which date back to 1967, provided the template for the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

The Soundout: The Music of Pete Seeger will feature Tracy Bonham, Cindy Cashdollar, Josh Ritter, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Eric Weissberg, and more.

WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

A five-day festival honoring the late folk singer Pete Seeger will feature music, film and remembrances in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

Seeger family members say Wednesday the free "Seeger Fest" from July 17 to 21 will celebrate the lives of the famous singer and his late wife, Toshi.

It will include a memorial service in Poughkeepsie and multiple concerts, including one in Manhattan's Central Park. Musical artists involved include the Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle and DJ Kool Herc.

Seeger Resolution Passed But Not Without Disagreement

Mar 21, 2014

The New York state Assembly Thursday passed a resolution to honor the life of legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger. An assemblyman from the Hudson Valley spoke in defense of Seeger after another assemblyman spoke in opposition to the resolution.

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