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Pete Seeger to March With Wall Street Protesters

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Pete Seeger to March With Wall Street Protesters

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Iconic folk singer Pete Seeger and his grandson Tao will become the latest notable musicians to march in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protesters when they join up with the crowd tonight.

The march departs at 10:30 p.m. by Peter Jay Shape Theatre on Broadway and is expected to wrap up at midnight at Columbus Circle, where folk musicians are planning to stage a midnight occupation.

The march follows a performance featuring Pete Seeger and Tao Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Suzanne Vega.
 
As the movement nears it six-week mark, Tao Seeger said the concert hall didn't seem big enough to hold the protesters' voices.
 
“I plan on taking our audience and performers into the streets of New York City to support the Occupy Wall Street movement,” Tao said. “My grandfather and I know that music can move people in ways that rhetoric can not.”
 
“I look forward to seeing beautiful, energized people marching and singing together,” Pete Seeger added.
 
Other notable musicians across genres have lent their creativity and renown to the Wall Street protest.

Rapper Kanye West (accompanied by Russell Simmons), reclusive musical artist Jeff Mangum and Tom Manello have made appearances as well.

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