At 92 there is no question that Pete Seeger is still very much an activist, he still turns up to protests to help bring publicity to the cause as he did earlier this year at the anti-fracking rallys in New York. He remains a steadfast figure, one that many look to for inspiration so it will come as good news to many that he is releasing an audio book featuring a collection of stories, narratives, and poems that will be set to multi-genre music from around the world including African Music, Blues, Bluegrass, Classical Guitar, Folk, Jazz, and Native American Music, here’s a small taster:
Each piece is unique in sound and emotion and also in how it came together. Jeff Haynes, world-renowned percussionist and producer, has worked closely with Pete to create something spectacular – weaving Pete’s words with the music of artists from around the world who would not otherwise have shared a stage with Pete but who have been deeply influenced by him.
“People are combining traditions like never before and finding somehow a fundamental unity for this human race of ours. I think working with each other as Jeff Haynes has done here—we may be surprised to find what deeper unity all human beings have.” –Pete Seeger