Woody Guthrie and “Old Man Trump”

Date/Time: Thursday 21 March, 2019 - 5:30pm

Date/Time End: Thursday 21 March, 2019 - 7:00pm

Venue: White Swan Building

A live documentary performance on the famous American folk musician Woody Guthrie by Professor Will Kaufman of the University of Central Lancashire, the world’s leading Guthrie scholar.

Woody Guthrie and “Old Man Trump” brings to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for those in power who will deny justice to their fellow human beings on account of the color of their skin. Against the backdrop of Guthrie’s racial awakening and emergent activism, Will introduces such previously unheard songs as “Trump Made a Tramp Out of Me” and “Beach Haven Ain’t My Home,” along with a host of other Guthrie songs about racial injustice and struggle. All in all, we hear Woody Guthrie speaking and singing from beyond the grave, warning us about the dangers of ignoring and repeating history.

Will Kaufman’s website on Guthrie: www.willkaufman.com

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
Venue: Studio 1, White Swan Building, White Swan Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2GA

The event is free and open to all, but please reserve your place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/woody-guthrie-and-old-man-trump-a-live-documentary-performance-tickets-56413692874

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