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David Rovics' Song for the Mavi Marmara Tribute VideoBonnie King Salem-News.com
David Rovics performs many "songs of social significance".
(SALEM, Ore.) - David Rovics is an incredibly talented songwriter/musician who knows how to tell a story. A self-proclaimed "rabble-rouser", he has traveled the world living the life his songs are made of. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to produce a video based on his tribute song to the Mavi Marmara.
"Song for Mavi Marmara" was inspired by the Freedom Flotilla en route to Gaza, which was overtaken by the Israeli Navy in International waters on May 31, 2010. Nine humanitarians aboard were killed, and scores wounded.
All cameras and computers were taken. Everyone was arrested. Many were beaten and otherwise abused. After an unreasonable amount of difficulty, they were released to their respective countries.
All the goods aboard the ships were absconded by Israel, and a limited amount of the aid was allowed in to Gaza via truck at a later date.
David Rovics' new album entitled "Big Red Sessions" is an experience in itself, reflecting today's critical situations and social disturbances and delivered in David's unique, understandable style which seems to reach people like little else.
David's attention to atrocities is not new. He tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies.
Saturday night in Corvallis, Oregon is one such event, organized by Paul Hochfeld and others from the wonderful Mad as Hell Doctors group (doctors for universal healthcare), it will be a night to remember.
Get ready to get be enlightened. David sings about things you just may never have heard approached quite this way, quite this...smart.
Saturday, June 18th, 7 pm at the Yoga Center of Corvallis, 111 NW Second St., Corvallis, OR
David has shared the stage with a veritable of who's who of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera and now Salem-News.com.
He is one of the unique musicians that makes his songs (over 200) available for free online, and with over a million downloads to his credit, he surely knows how to get heard.
Watch "Song for Mavi Marmara" below, and then check out David's new album at www.davidrovics.com while you're making plans to see him LIVE in Corvallis this weekend.
"He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible."
Written and Performed by David Rovics; Video Produced by Bonnie King
Song for the Mavi Marmara
In 1948 they were driven out at the point of a machine gun
Publisher Bonnie King has been with Salem-News.com since August '04. Bonnie has a wide ranging media background and in her career she has served in a number of positions in the broadcast industry; TV Production Manager at KVWB (Las Vegas WB) and Producer/Director for the TV series "Hot Wheels in Las Vegas", TV Promotion Director for KYMA (NBC), and KFBT (Ind.), Asst. Marketing Director (SUPERSHOPPER MAGAZINE), Director/Co-Host (Coast Entertainment Show), Radio Promotion Director (KBCH/KCRF), and NIE/Circulation Sales Manager (STATESMAN JOURNAL NEWSPAPER). Bonnie has a depth of understanding that reaches further than just behind the scenes, and that thoroughness is demonstrated in the perseverance to correctly present each story with the wit and wisdom necessary to compel and captivate viewers.
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