Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Arts Express: Ken Loach Anti-Capitalist Top Prize Triumph At Cannes; Paul Winter, Pete Seeger
**A Conversation With Paul Winter. The eminent musician discusses Pete-Pak, an original compilation he put together to honor the late iconic legend and friend, Pete Seeger. A collectors edition treasure trove of activist songs and performances incorporating Beethoven, Martin Luther King, coal mining country wordsmith Don West, and Brazilian musical collaboration. Winter also delves into the energy and joy inspiring his own music, and his upcoming Summer Solstice event at NY's massive St John's Cathedral in June. Musical interludes will air throughout this segment.
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**Broe On The World Film Beat: Highlighting the anti-capitalist Ken Loach drama 'I, Daniel Blake' taking top prize at Cannes. Arts Express Paris correspondent Dennis Broe on location at Cannes with a full report. Including Sonia Braga battling greedy land developers in Aquarius, and the modeling industry horror film Neon Dreams. In which the literally cutthroat fashion world is plagued by undead models even further divorced from their bodies, when not clad in gold attire signifying their transformation into commodities.
Also, excerpts from the Ken Loach Cannes press conference. And, Loach remarking how strange to receive the award in such glamorous surroundings, considering the conditions endured by those people who inspired the film. "We must say that another world is possible and necessary."
Arts Express: Airing on WBAI Radio in NY and the Pacifica National Radio Network and Affiliate Stations.