Activist and folk sensation David Rovics will be performing in Halifax this week as he makes his way across the East Coast for his 2004 Maritime tour. The tour coincides with the tenth anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed on January 1st, 1993, and will reflect upon the deleterious effects the agreement has had on the environment, social welfare, and democracy.
David Rovics will be playing several engagements in Halifax, beginning with an all ages show on Friday, January 2nd at 7:30pm at Salvation (2412 Agricola). Rovics will be giving a free workshop on the role of music in social movements at the Khyber (1588 Barrington) on Thursday, January 8th at 7pm, followed by a show at 10pm. One final show will take place at the Khyber on Friday, January 9th at 10pm. Cover for the shows is $5.
Through his "songs of social significance", songwriter and guitarist David Rovics has gained a reputation as one of America's foremost activist musicians, speaking the truth and inspiring countless listeners through his powerful original compositions.
Having been on a perpetual world tour since the mid-90's, Rovics has made a career performing in cafes and bars, in theatres and at political rallies alike. and has shared the stage with the likes of Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Ralph Nader, Desmond Tutu, Michael Moore, Ward Churchill, Jello Biafra, Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Bruce Cockburn and even the Indigo Girls.
He has released nine albums to date, and has collaborated with a variety of like-minded musicians on these stunning auditory efforts that have reached audiences throughout the US, Canada and Europe.
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Critical Acclaim for David Rovics:
"David Rovics is the musical version of Democracy Now! "
Amy Goodman, host, Democracy Now!
"If the key to building a mass movement is to make it 'irresistible,' David is opening the flood gates."
Medea Benjamin, Founding Director, Global Exchange
"In that Wobbly tradition of sharp social commentary, David is a master."
The Industrial Worker
"...the Pete Seeger of his time."
The Hartford Advocate
"Listen to David Rovics..."
David Rovics' Music:
-Times Gone By
-Song for the ELF
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