The Power of the Protest Song

The Power of the Protest Song

 We are excited to welcome Pamela Means on Wednesday, May 10th at 6:00 pm, for a concert at the Falmouth Public Library! You can register by clicking here, or contact us at 508-457-2555 x 7 or

 Equal parts performance and mini-presentation, this family-friendly concert will explore the origin stories and lineages of protest songs, how their meanings and effects continue to transform through time and space, and how they continue to inspire movements and cultural shifts within the realms of racial and social justice. Pamela will perform an assortment of original songs and select, recognizable covers to show how grounding, unifying, and mobilizing protest songs can be, and share her own journey as a biracial, queer, feminist, political songwriter. 

Pamela Means is an Easthampton MA-based artist whose unique guitar style and punchy provocative songs have won her acclaim. Her razor wit, “stark, defiant songs” (New York Times), timing, engaging presence, elegant poetry, and irresistible charm have set the status quo and the stage afire.

Pamela relocated to Boston in earlier years, busked in the city subway and Harvard Square, founded her own record label and began touring. She has performed on three continents, gaining fans and rave reviews, breaking albums sales records at national festivals. She has shared stages with Pete Seeger, Neil Young, Joan Baez, Holly Near and the Violent Femmes. She has received several nominations and music awards in multiple categories. Learn more about her, and listen to her music, at!

This program is free, supported in part by a grant from Falmouth Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. 

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