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Some people consider many political topics too complex to easily grasp. Worse still, there are those who pretend that such matters are too complex for others to grasp, thus excluding the wider audience from participating in important discussions. American singer/songwriter David Rovics might just prove to undo some of that harm with his comprehensive back catalogue of political activist folk music.

One look at his well-populated YouTube channel shows that he takes his activism seriously, transforming it into a full time job of protests, podcasts and live performances. His progressive anthems are easily accessible, drawing on a range of events, movements and incentives which can strike a chord in the hearts of so many individuals to transform them into a collective. His show at Middlesbrough Little Theatre’s Toft House on Wednesday 20th November comes not a moment too soon: with Britain being in the throes of internal conflict, it may well be time to educate us on the important stuff. While the powers that be seek to divide and conquer, Rovics endeavours to show his audience the importance of unification against adversity, through reminding us of what society has overcome in the past, and what still needs to be overcome in the future.

Supporting him, and in keeping with the evening’s themes, will be Cambridge-born folk artist Steve Pledger, whose latest album Alone In The Dark comprises of genuine and heartfelt songs.

David Rovics and Steve Pledger play Middlesbrough Little Theatre’s Toft House on Wednesday 20th November



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