How do you help convince North Carolina’s governor and legislature that House Bill 2 has deeply damaged our state’s economy and reputation, and that it’s time to repeal HB2 in full?

North Carolinia social justice activist and musician Si Kahn believes you can help do it with a song.

Or, to be precise, with five songs, including such jazzy numbers as “The Bad Old Hymn of the Republicans,” “Who’s in the Bathroom With Me?” and the soon to be instant classic “Oy Vey!”

Kahn’s “NO 2 HB2 Video EP Suite” goes live today on YouTube and Facebook as music videos produced by his fellow Charlottean Brian Kasher.

Click HERE to play NO 2 HB2: The VIDEO EP SUITE on YouTube.

Click HERE to visit the NO 2 HB2 Facebook page with videos, session photos and more.

“As a North Carolinian for 40 years,” Kahn says, “I’m proud of my state’s traditions, from being a long time leader in higher education to creating opportunities for all. It breaks my heart to see North Carolina become a laughingstock because of HB2.”

Kahn is both a long time civil rights, labor and community organizer, and an internationally respected writer of songs for bluegrass, musical theater, folk and children’s music.

In 2015, Kahn was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame, joining such legendary artists as Doc Watson, Etta Baker, Ralph and Carter Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt.

Kahn received the Winthrop University 2015 Medal of Honor in the Arts and the Charlotte Folk Society 2011 Folk Heritage Award.

One Response to SI KAHN’S “NO 2 HB2 VIDEO EP SUITE”

  • James Atleson says:

    Si, this is the only way i found to tell you how much we loved Mother Jones tonight in Portland. So good, so rare these days to hear about workers and, especially , class. I did think, though, as a former pendant and labor law/history prof for many years, that i would have liked a clearer explanation of how she decides to become an organizer. She’s in Chicago, post fire, but then thinks of Memphis and her husband. She becomes part of, i think, the Moulders union, but somehow moves to the miners union. Maybe i missed this but I was listening pretty closely.

    marvelous theory—congratulations —and well done.

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