ReZist! Roy Zimmerman Sings Songs of Resistance
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 7pm
- Doors open at 6:30pm
ReZist! Roy Zimmerman Sings Songs of Resistance: A Benefit for KPOV, High Desert Community Radio
What can one person do about racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed? “Write funny songs,” says Roy Zimmerman.
Over 20 years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for peace and justice. ReZist is Roy’s response to the November 2016 election. And he’s furiously touring to keep up with the absurdity of it all. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility for change.”
The world is full of funny songs, but Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive originals are also incisive calls to action, smart, savvy and undeniable. There’s a post-hypnotic suggestion to “Vote Republican,” a love song in “Citizens United” and a soothing reassurance from Big Oil spilling through “The Faucet’s on Fire!”
There’s a decidedly humanist side to his satire – a lesson in “Creation Science 101,” an affirmation that “Everybody Is Everybody Else” and a four-minute history of America called “Religious Freedom (to Burn Our Own Witches).” And there are unabashed progressive anthems like “Hope, Struggle and Change” and “My Vote, My Voice, My Right.”
We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to not only our featured sponsors below, but to all of our sponsors that played a part in making this event possible thank you BendTel Inc.; Lisa N. Bertalan; Center for Car Donations; Ellen Golodner, MD; and Layor Art Supply and to all of our KPOV Members and listeners.