David Rovics

David Rovics – A Voice of Resistance

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Dispatch from Beijing

With Jeff J. Brown 

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David Rovics
David Rovics, singer and song writer.
David Rovics is a gifted, anti-empire singer-songwriter, whose voice needs to be heard by China Rising Radio Sinoland fans. Today’s interview with him is penetrating, very enlightening and at times funny.

Host Jeff J. Brown loves Mr. Rovics’ music and admires and respects his message. He hopes you will check him out. To help in that endeavor, he picked seven of David’s songs, each one covering a particular theme or subject, as points of conversation.

Here are the songs:

Assata http://www.davidrovics.com/songbook/assata/

Egyptian Rag http://www.davidrovics.com/songbook/egyptian-rag/

Landlord http://www.davidrovics.com/songbook/landlord-2/

Sugihara http://www.davidrovics.com/songbook/sugihara-2/

What Do You Call It http://www.davidrovics.com/songbook/what-do-you-call-it/

Up the Provos http://www.davidrovics.com/songbook/up-the-provos-2/

Judy http://www.davidrovics.com/songbook/judy/

The interview can be heard here:

If you cannot access SoundCloud, listen to the interview or download it as a podcast, at the very bottom of this page.

To learn more about David, here are his websites, plus the promised link to the Al-Jazeera documentary:

His main website: www.davidrovics.com

His SoundCloud station: https://soundcloud.com/davidrovics

To buy David’s music: https://davidrovics.bandcamp.com/

His Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Rovics

The Al-Jazeera documentary “Al-Nakba”, about the Palestinian genocide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7FML0wzJ6A. Parts 2, 3, 4 and a panel discussion as #5 follow.

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Want a fun, low cost honorary degree in Chinese Studies? Jeff’s book, 44 Days, will have you laughing while learning and becoming an expert on all things Middle Kingdom. If you live in China, buy it from Jeff directly, by contacting him on his Wechat group, or email, jeff@brownlanglois.com

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ABOUT JEFF BROWN

jeffBusyatDesktopJeff J. Brown—TGP’s Beijing correspondent— is the author of 44 Days  (2013), Reflections in Sinoland – Musings and Anecdotes from the Belly of the New Century Beast (summer 2015), and Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). He is currently writing an historical fiction, Red Letters – The Diaries of Xi Jinping, due out in 2016. In addition, a new anthology on China, China Rising, Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations, is also scheduled for publication this summer. Jeff is commissioned to write monthly articles for The Saker  and The Greanville Post, touching on all things China, and the international political & cultural scene

In China, he has been a speaker at TEDx, the Bookworm Literary Festival, the Capital M Literary Festival, the Hutong, as well as being featured in an 18-part series of interviews on Radio Beijing AM774, with former BBC journalist, Bruce Connolly. He has guest lectured at international schools in Beijing and Tianjin.

Jeff grew up in the heartland of the United States, Oklahoma, and graduated from Oklahoma State University. He went to Brazil while in graduate school at Purdue University, to seek his fortune, which whet his appetite for traveling the globe. This helped inspire him to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia in 1980 and he lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East, China and Europe for the next 21 years. All the while, he mastered Portuguese, Arabic, French and Mandarin, while traveling to over 85 countries. He then returned to America for nine years, whereupon he moved back to China in 2010. He currently lives in Beijing with his wife, where he writes, while being a school teacher in an international school. Jeff is a dual national French-American.

READ MORE ABOUT JEFF HERE

 

 LISTEN TO JEFF’S PODCASTS ON 44 DAYS RADIO SINOLAND OR DIRECTLY ON THE GREANVILLE POST

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