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Friday Nite Videos | August 2, 2019

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Kentucky Wants to Break Up with Mitch McConnell. La Bamba | Playing For Change. What If We Ended the Injustice of Bail? Boris Johnson: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. A Black Lady Sketch Show.

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La Bamba | Playing For Change

We started this recording on a back porch in East Los Angeles With members of Los Lobos, And Then returned to the roots of the song in Veracruz, Mexico. As we traveled, musicians everywhere mixed the traditional and rock 'n' roll styles of "La Bamba" into a new Song Around The World.

Los Lobos: One Time, One Night

A quiet voice is singing something to me
An age old song 'bout the brave in this land here of the free,
One time one night in America

Each Los Lobos verse is a tiny tragic chapter in the story of America. Full lyrics here.

Celebrating Progressive Patriotism; Top Ten July 4th Songs

Peter Drier, Richard Flacks and Peter Rothberg
To some, patriotism means "my country -- right or wrong." To others, it means loyalty to a set of principles, and thus requires dissent and criticism when those in power violate those standards. Not enough Americans are aware that much of what we consider our patriotic culture, especially our iconic music, was created by artists and writers of decidedly left-wing sympathies.
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