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Track List – notes from the hard road and beyond

notes from the hard road and beyond brought together a star-studded cast to perform protest songs from throughout the ages. See full track list below.   Which Side Are You On – Lou Bennett with Shane Howard & Paul Dempsey I Was Only Nineteen – John Schumann with Shane Howard I Am Woman -  Joss…

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Mavis Staples: Freedom Highway

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The closing night concert of Melbourne Festival 2011, notes from the hard road and beyond, brought together some of the world’s finest performers for a night of protest songs. Gospel icon Mavis Staples was joined onstage by members of The Black Arm Band to perform Freedom Highway, a Staples Singers hit that would become an…

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Soundtrack of a Revolution: YouTube Playlist

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The closing night of Melbourne Festival 2011, notes from the hard road and beyond, brought together some of the world’s biggest performers to sing protest songs from throughout the ages. Before you watch the world television premiere of the concert on STUDIO, relive all the original performances from the likes of Bob Dylan, Green Day…

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I Believe…

Friday 25 November, 8.30pm
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At the closing night concert of Melbourne Festival 2011, guests enjoyed a spectacular tribute to the lives and voices that changed the course of human history. notes from the hard road and beyond was a celebration of music of protest, rebellion, love and hope and featured the incredible Mavis Staples, Joss Stone and Something for…

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Stax: Respect Yourself

Friday 21 October, 8.30pm
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Stax Records became a Memphis institution in the 1960s and 70s as it discovered and promoted the great artists of soul music, including Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam and Dave, The Staple Singers, and Booker T and the MGs. Former Stax Records executives and high-profile artists reveal the secrets behind the label’s stellar rise, and…

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notes from the hard road and beyond from Melbourne Festival 2011

Friday 25 November, 8.30pm
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Direct from the closing night of Melbourne Festival 2011, soul singer Joss Stone, gospel legend Mavis Staples, Rickie Lee Jones, Something for Kate’s Paul Dempsey and hip hop artist Emmanuel Jal perform an uplifting evening of protest songs from throughout the ages. From abolition to the civil rights movement, women’s suffrage to the anti-war sentiments…

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