Some Canadian content for Mayday (International Workers’ Day):
This video is a documentary about the Toronto folk music group The Travellers, who started out in 1953, mixing traditional folk songs, Canadian patriotism, communism and Jewish culture (sometimes singing in Yiddish). They were inspired by, and worked with, Pete Seeger. They are best known for the Canadian version of “This Land is Your Land”.
The Travellers were deeply involved with a left-wing Jewish summer camp in Brampton called Camp Neivelt, which still exists. In their early days, The group performed at many benefit concerts for the labour movement and (Read more…)