In Your Ear

In Your Ear – July 14, 2007

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Legendary singer/activist Barbara Dane is interviewed by "In Your Ear" host Art Sato. Dane first came to
wide public attention in the late 1950s and early ’60s as a jazz and blues singer performing with traditional
jazz giants Jack Teagarden, Louis Armstrong, and Earl Hines as well as blues legends Memphis Slim, Willie
Dixon, Muddy Waters and others. While she was signed to a major record label and was appearing regularly on
national television, Barbara maintained her commitment to work in the movements for peace and justice. She
took her songs to the Mississippi Freedom Schools, to the GI resistence movement against the Vietnam War, to
the first-ever Women’s Music festival, to a clandestine tour in a Spain still in the grip of
Franco, and to Cuba, where she was the first U.S. singer to tour after the revolution. Barbara Dane
celebrates her 80th birthday with a concert at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse on July 22.

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