Across the Great Divide

Remembering Bill Mandel, Fidel and Water-Protectors at Standing Rock

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Music among friends. Folk and acoustic music. Singer/songwriters. Familiar songs and the New from home and across the sea. Stories of Life, Struggle, and Humor. Hosted by Kevin Vance.


Kate WolfAcross The Great DivideWeaver of VisionsRhino
William MandelYou Are InsaneTestifying to HUAC at SF CIty Hall May 1960found on youtube
Carlos Puebla Y Sus TradicionalesHasta SiempreSoy Del Puebloegrem
Floyd Red Crow WestermanThey Didn't ListenCuster Died For Your Sins / Land Is Your MotherRed Crow Creations
KitkaShen Khare VenakhiThe VineDiaphonica
Sara GonzalezSu Nombre Es Pueblo - Sara GonzalezHavana Jam [Disc 1]Sony
Barbara DaneSu Nombre Es PuebloRecorded at La Peña with Pablo Menendez and John SantosBarbara Dane
The MankillersThat Painted Horse (Grass Dance Song)The Mankillers: All Woman Northern Drum2:45
Al Pettaway & Amy WhiteGratitudeGratitudeMaggie's Music
William Mandeltakes phone calls from listenerson KPFA in 1980found on
Silvio RodriguezPlaya GironCanciones UrgentesLuaka Bop
Fidel Castrospeaking English to reportersin 1960found on youtube
IrakereConcerto Para Flauta Y AdagioHavana JamSony
Paul RobesonScandalize My NameOn My JourneySmithsonian Folkways
John TrudellOther Close TimesBone DaysDaemon Records
Vladimir VysotskyThe HorizonLe Vol ArreteHarmonia Mundi France
Si KahnThanksgivingThanksgiving1:46
Jeremy GoodfeatherWonderful TeacherGoodfeather5:17
Sarah McQuaidI Am Grateful For What I HaveThe Silver Lining - 3 Track Single2:26
Sly & The Family StoneThank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)Greatest Hits4:48
  • Patricia Wilburn

    It hurts to hear all of the negative comments about Fidel in the mainstream media and much of the information being disseminated sounds distorted and slanted very much to one side. The news commentators talk about what it was like for the U.S. to have a country with a feisty communist government located just a few miles across the bay but no one speaks about how Cubans felt to have a giant bully next door to them who wanted to control their country and keep it a playground for the mafia and the rich to the detriment of the average Cuban who was poor and uneducated before the revolution. With Fidel and his administration in power there was an extremely high literacy rate and very good healthcare available to everyone. Cuba sent its doctors to third-world countries to help out during medical crisis. When the mainstream press talks about how Castro purposefully kept his own citizens in an impoverished state I think of the terrible stranglehold the U.S. imposed embargo has had on Cuba for the last 60 years and how that has impoverished the country more than anything Castro has ever done. I’m lighting a candle for Fidel and to my memory of him as a young man leading his people to victory against oppression and U.S. imperialism and fighting alongside the campesinos and campesinas in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra until the day they rode into Havana together in triumph.

    • Davidabl2

      Liked the concluding sentence very much

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