Pete Seeger To Be Remembered At Woody Guthrie Prizegiving

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January 30, 2014 | 11:21am EST

Pete Seeger will be honored posthumously with the inaugural Woody Guthrie Prize following his death just weeks before the planned ceremony.
The protest singer was announced as the first ever recipient of the accolade just days before he passed away aged 94 on Monday.
Guthrie’s daughter Nora has now confirmed the event at the Peter Norton Symphony Space venue in New York City on 22 February will go ahead as a tribute to her father’s one-time protege.
She says in a statement, “The only thing I know for certain is that Pete would want us to gather together and make some music.
“The power of song, as he constantly reminded us, can take us through everything that life, and death, throws at us.
“On Feb. 22, we won’t take a moment of silence to remember him. We will take all the moments to sing – as loudly and with as many harmonies as we can muster.”
Seeger rose to prominence after working with Guthrie in the 1940s.
The Woody Guthrie Prize will be handed out annually to a musician who supports the less fortunate through their art.

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