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

On Saturday, October 18, at 2:00 p.m. theEmerson Gallery at Hamilton College is presenting Voices of Resistance: AProgram of Readings and Music from the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Theprogram takes place at the Emerson Gallery and is presented in conjunction withthe exhibition Shouts From the Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Homefrom the Spanish Civil War by American Volunteers, which continues at theEmerson Gallery through October 19. The exhibition and the program arefree and open to the public.

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

Interspersed with the readings are selections of the same powerful music whichserved as a rallying force in the fight over sixty years ago, uniting bothSpanish soldiers and volunteers from over 50 countries. The music includessongs such as The International and the Himno de Riego, sung bythe College Hill Singers, under the direction of Hamilton College Professor ofMusic G. Roberts Kolb.

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