Peace Arch Concerts

Peace Arch Concerts

by Paul Robeson

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Peace Arch Concerts

These legendary recordings resulted from the most trying of circumstances. In the early '50s, the U.S. government revoked Paul Robeson's passport on the grounds of purported un-American political leanings, effectively blocking a planned 1952 live performance in Canada. Undaunted, Robeson appeared anyway, singing from a flatbed truck parked on the grounds of the Peace Arch Park in Blaine, Washington -- just one foot away from the Canadian border -- with over 40,000 Americans and Canadians in attendance. Another similar performance was held a year later, and The Peace Arch Concerts assembles material from both dates; not surprisingly, Robeson is in sterling form, singing with unparalleled passion and conviction.

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Release Date: 01/13/1998
Label: Folk Era Records
UPC: 0045507144222
catalogNumber: 1442

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