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A Wild Woman Sings the Blues


This radio documentary by Ian Ruskin shines a light on one of America’s most extraordinary musicians and activists, Barbara Dane. This is a woman who lead the way in celebrating America’s musical legacy while highlighting its social challenges. She is largely unknown by most Americans, yet she sang with a extraordinary list of musicians, produced over 50 albums of world music on her own label and bore witness to many of the country’s pivotal moments. This is the story of America told through its social upheaval, its achievements and, above all, its music. Narrated by Holly Near. LISTEN HERE: https://beta.prx.org/stories/286384

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