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The Times, They Are a-Changin’: Social Change and Folk Music in the 1960s

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Program #21624RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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The 1960s were a time of radical change — political unrest, the Vietnam War, changing roles of women and racial values were hot topics that propelled the world forward into the modern era. While these events rocked the very core of every day life, song writers and folk musicians such as Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan began to reflect on the times through music that defined the decade. Join us for a fascinating look into the events and social movements of the 1960s, and share in the folk music that has become part of American history.


• Discuss the political movements of the 1960s, and consider how they have paved the way for modern society.
• From songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” to “If I Had a Hammer,” hear and sing the tunes that provided a soundtrack for this generation.
• Consider how folk music reflected and spurred social change as you examine the songs of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and more.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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