Musical Performance, Special Event, Online Video     Series: Second Sunday

The Art of the Protest Song

In celebration of High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy, the Oregon Historical Society has partnered with four local folk musicians to present a showcase of popular topical/ and protest songs from the Kennedy era as well as original songs focused on contemporary issues. Join us for a rousing display of the music that helped define Kennedy’s era and the tradition of protest songs that continues today.

Alexa Wiley is a post-folk songwriter activist whose singing style is potent, tenacious, and spiritual. 

Alexa Wiley by Tom Bode


Magda Leyna is a Portland-based singer/songwriter whose music focuses on creating empowered communities and liberating the indigenous feminine. 

Magda Leyna

Nathan Earle is a songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist living in the NW US.

Nathan Earle

Bill Valenti is a seasoned folkie songwriter from Bend, Oregon, who launched the “Art of the Protest Song” series three years ago, bringing renewed focus to this powerful form of journalism.

Bill Valenti

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