Monday, 3 August 2009

‘Musical Voice of the Progressive Movement': David Rovics tours Aotearoa

'The peace poet and troubadour for our time.'
'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.  

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Contact for interview: drovics(a)  

• 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 Road, Auckland  

From: Moana Cole: moanacole.barrister(a) 
Tel: 027 6609335

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