Si Kahn

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

23 April 1944, Pennsylvania, USA. With an artist mother and Rabbi father, Si Kahn has been active in the field of civil rights, and labour and community organization in the southern states for over 25 years. Initially, he was a volunteer with the Student Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee, but since then, having graduated from Harvard in 1965, Kahn has gone on to become involved in both African-American and white Southern communities. He is also an activist in the Jewish community, and a founder of the Jewish Fund for Justice. Kahn started performing in 1979, at the age of 35, his first appearance being at the Chicago Folk Festival that year. Apart from his own recordings, Si has recorded with Pete Seeger and Jane Sapp, Carry It On: Songs Of America’s Working People, a collection of civil rights, women’s and labour songs. Aside from the USA, Kahn has toured Europe and Britain, playing at festivals, and regularly gives lecture tours to community groups....

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