Special Pre-Election Day Show on the Blue Groove Sun. 11/1, 7:00 pm
Written by WSLR Staff on October 28, 2020
What would one of America’s top satirists and 1st Amendment Rights activist, Lenny Bruce, say about the present political landscape? A look back at Gil Scott-Heron’s warning during the Nixon era has eerie implications for today. Freddie Hubbard is in “Crisis” mode. And that’s just the first set, this Sunday, on a special pre-election edition of the Blue Groove, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, on WSLR 96.5 streaming on WSLR.org.
Our election, this Tuesday, is the most important in years, if not in generations, for our very democracy is at stake. Foreign interlopers and home-grown fanatics are poised to rain havoc on our electoral process. One cannot sit back and wait for a desired result. You may love your country but what if you don’t vote on Election Day? You take your freedom and democracy for granted, while democracy’s opponents use voter suppression tactics to block the right to vote. Charles Mingus, Eddie Harris, William Bell and Gregory Porter remind us of what’s at stake, what we could lose and the perseverance needed to protect our democracy. Nina Simone and Keely Smith provide the antidote for those who drank the Kool-aid in 2016.
Please join us this Sunday on the Blue Groove at 7:00 pm for music that will inspire a call to action. And don’t forget to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.