Posted on 21-7-09
Musical Voice Of The Progressive Movement, David Rovics, Tours New Zealand
". the peace poet and troubadour for our time." Cindy Sheehan
"In that Wobbly tradition of sharp social commentary, David is a master."
The Industrial Worker
David Rovics, singer, songwriter has been accurately described as the
musical voice of the progressive movement in the US.
In the tradition of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Pete Seeger, David is a
scholar of the history of social struggle and a sharp social critic of
current affairs. His hard hitting lyrics accompanied by his mastery of his
acoustic guitar encompass themes including the war on terror, the
environmental crisis, the Middle East and Latin America.
With lyrics containing sharp analysis and satire, Rovic's brings a sense
of fun and hope to his shows. His hope is inspired by a strong
identification with the movements for social change of which he is very
much a part. During his shows in New Zealand last year, he made himself
aware of the local social issues and supported the direct action of the
ANZAC Ploughshares Community who are currently awaiting trial for
deflating a dome covering an intelligence gathering satellite dish at the
Waihopai Valley in Marlborough.
Cutting edge analysis, beautiful poetry, skilled guitar playing, standing
with those who struggle for peace and justice, David Rovics passion is
inspiring and his humour infectious. His concert should not be missed.
Thursday, August 13th, Bailies Bar, 50 Cathderal Square, Christchurch
Friday, August 14th, 7:30 pm, Riverside Community and Cultural Centre,
Inland Moutere Highway, RD2 Upper Moutere, Motueka
Saturday, August 15th, Show for grownups..., Newtown Community & Cultural
Centre, Corner Rintoul and Colombo Streets, Newtown, Wellington
Sunday, August 16th, Show for KIDS!, Newtown Community & Cultural Centre,
Corner Rintoul and Colombo Streets, Newtown, Wellington
Tuesday, August 18th, Poverty Bay Club, Gisborne
Wednesday, August 19th, Mosiac Church, Newton Rd, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga
Thursday, August 20th, 8 pm, Wine Cellar, St. Kevin's Arcade, Karangahape