Ode to John Lennon - War No More and Hawk
Date Written: 2009-01-21
Publisher: Operation Dismantle, Ottawa, Canada
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Audio
Cx Number: CX2229
Operational Dismantle promotes the concept of a Global Referendum on Disarmament as a means of mobilizing public opinion around the issues of disarmament and world peace. Evolution, a "folk-rock" group represents a cultural approach to the same goal - the hope is to make "music with a message" popular again.
"Ode to John Lennon - War No More" emphasizes Lennon's concern for world peace and celebrates a sense of determination that arms race can be halted. Musically, lyrically, it comments on the dangers and costs of the arms race.
Hawk is a true story dramatizing the sorry plight of Canada's native people. It features authentic Indian singing by Wilf Pelletier (author of the Canadian classic "No Foreign Land") which combines with Evolution's folk-rock sound.