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(en) Canada, Edmonton, IWW GA: SONGS TO FAN THE FLAMES OF DISCONTENT

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>(From Ryan van den Berg ryan@union.org.za)
Date Fri, 6 Aug 2004 10:09:12 +0200 (CEST)


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The Industrial Workers of the World Edmonton General
Membership Branch and Ground Zero Productions present:
SONGS TO FAN THE FLAMES OF DISCONTENT
Join Guy Smith, Maria Dunn and Wobblies from around the world performing
labour songs old and new. Open stage throughout the evening.
Saturday, September 4th, 2004 (Labour Day Long Weekend) Doors at 7p.m.
Queen Alexandria Community Hall 10425 University Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets are $5 at the door. By donation for low income or
unemployed workers. Free for IWW General Assembly delegates.
Cash bar and IWW merchandise will be available.

This event is being held in conjunction with the IWW?s annual General assembly.

For more information on the General Assembly visit:
http://edmonton.iww.ca/ga.html

The Industrial Workers of the World is the oldest North
American radial union. We have been agitating, educating
and organizing for 99 years.
For more information on the IWW visit: http://www.iww.org/
For more information on the Edmonton branch of the IWW
visit: http://edmonton.iww.ca/index.html

Guy Smith's Bio:

Guy Smith has been slinging his guitar and singing his
original songs of protest, workers rights, peace and
freedom around Edmonton for the past decade. Guy believes
in the power of cultural resistance -- that music and other
forms of art need to play a significant role in the
struggles for social justice, freedom and democracy.

Usually found agitating through song on picket lines,
rallies and demonstrations Guy has also been in the
recording studio releasing his debut CD "Red Square Dance"
in 2002.

In one review of the CD, the writer described Guy's music
as "railing against injustice; influenced by the power of
Billy Bragg and/or channeling the ghost of Woody Guthrie"
He has also been compared to pop/rock artist Paul Weller.

More often than not these days Guy can be seen on stage
with his new band which includes Jeff Emsley, Craig
Abramowski, and Tom Murray. The aim of the band is to
agitate, to entertain and to get people up doing the dance
of resistance.

Although Guy's time is divided between music and caring for
his two young daughters (with heavy emphasis on the latter)
he is also a proud member of the IWW Edmonton GMB and an
activist in his other union.

Maria Dunn's Bio:

A storyteller through song, Maria Dunn combines her Celtic
heritage with the influences of North American folk and
country music. Born in Scotland and raised in Ontario and
Alberta, she writes songs inspired by historical and
contemporary characters, and beautifully captures their
struggles and triumphs in her lyrics. In 2002, Maria
received a Juno nomination (Roots/Traditional Solo) for her
second independent recording For a Song (produced by
Shannon Johnson).

Her new project, We Were Good People (2004), explores the
stories of working people in Western Canada--tales of
resilience and hope through experiences of immigration,
internment, exploitation and The Depression. Producer:
Shannon Johnson (For A Song, From Where I Stand with Maria,
For Reel with The McDades, and the 1996 Juno-nominated
Victory Train with Bill Bourne).

For more information on Maria Dunn visit:
http://www.mariadunn.com/


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