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Voices of Resistance: A Program of Readings and Music from the Spanish Civil War to be presented by

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Posted September 29, 1997
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On Saturday, October 18, at 2:00 p.m. the Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College is presenting Voices of Resistance: A Program of Readings and Music from the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The program takes place at the Emerson Gallery and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Shouts From the Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Home from the Spanish Civil War by American Volunteers, which continues at the Emerson Gallery through October 19. The exhibition and the program are free and open to the public.

The struggle of the Spanish Republic against the forces of Franco produced an unprecedented response from writers, artists and intellectuals from all over the world who were creatively inspired by its heroic resistance. Voices of Resistance offers an opportunity to hear the words of celebrated authors such as George Orwell, Langston Hughes and Pablo Neruda, as well as those of the soldiers and nurses whose eloquent letters and poignant diary entries vividly convey their experience of the war. The readers include students and others from the Hamilton College community.

Interspersed with the readings are selections of the same powerful music which served as a rallying force in the fight over sixty years ago, uniting both Spanish soldiers and volunteers from over 50 countries. The music includes songs such as The International and the Himno de Riego, sung by the College Hill Singers, under the direction of Hamilton College Professor of Music G. Roberts Kolb.

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