The Sound of Revolution - Exploring ‘68 Music Weekender
Rosborough + Our Krypton Son + Reevah + Foreign Owl + Cherym
In LA, they called themselves freaks; in San Francisco, they were hippies; in New York and London, they were the underground – it was 1968 and the start of the countercultural phenomena.
Fifty years in, some of the finest musicians from this corner of the world come together to share in the radical spirit of ‘68 with a free weekend of performances harking back to a year when real change seemed possible.
From Astral Weeks to The White Album, artists across the musical spectrum broke free of the shackles to release some of their most momentous works, reflecting the culture of free-thinking which would culminate with the seminal Woodstock music festival the following year.
With a mix of original material and new renditions of iconic songs that have held up over half a century, an eclectic line-up of Derry-based songwriters will capture the revolutionary mood of the time and present it to a new generation.
Exploring ‘68 Music Weekender is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Friday 1 June, 7pm - 10pm: Reevah & Our Krypton Son
Saturday 2 June, 8pm - 11pm: Rosborough, Foreign Owl & Cherym
The Lost Moment - Civil Rights, Street Protest and Resistance in Northern Ireland, 1968-69 exhibition runs until June 17 in Nerve Visual.