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"We Shall Overcome," what does it mean to us today?

What will be the protest music of this century?

What do you feel is worth fighting for?

How do you capture a moment in time, or a specific place, in sound?

You might start by imagining yourself as archeologists or anthropologists of the song "We Shall Overcome" / "Hum Honge Kamyab" -- a song that played an important role in the Civil Rights movement in the United States and then migrated to India, where it became a popular anthem.

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Added by Samita Sinha on October 11, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Samita Sinha: What Inspires Me

I listen to all kinds of music! I love powerful, simple songs, like southern spirituals (from the American south) and the songs of Rabrindranath Tagore. I listen to lots of Indian classical music, especially to Kishori Amonkar, who courageously sings ragas according to her vision of them, even if she breaks the "rules." Also Kumar Gandharva, who mixed folk and classical materials to create a very new direction in Indian music. I will forever have a soft spot for…

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Added by Samita Sinha on September 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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