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Nordic and Baltic Book Lust Series Presents Guntis Šmidchens

Guntis Šmidchens

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 - Google Map

The Power of Song shows how the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania confronted a military superpower and achieved independence in the Baltic “singing revolution.” When attacked by Soviet soldiers in public displays of violent force, singing Balts maintained faith in nonviolent political action. More than 110 choral, rock, and folk songs are translated and interpreted in poetic, cultural, and historical context.

"The Power of Song serves not only as the quintessential study of what constitutes the heart of the remarkable and inspiring movements of the Baltic people, it will stand as a distinct contribution to the study of civil resistance movements overall." -Peter Ackerman, founding chair of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and co-author of the A Force More Powerful.