Hali Hammer Band
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 1:00pm
Pete Seeger Stage
Hali Hammer is an award winning singer-songwriter who has sung and played for peace and political causes for over four decades. Aside from writing and performing her own music, she is a member of Freedom Song Network and plays in several groups: the Jump-In band (which plays "folk & oldies - don't say it too fast!"), The Alouettes (a women's quartet) and The ReSisters (a trio of women performing political parodies by Bernard Gilbert as well as their originals).
She was the coordinator of the 2003 Berkeley Free Folk Festival and edited the Oakland/East Bay NOW newsletter for 10 years. Her musical partner, Randy Berge, accompanies her on lead guitar and also writes his own material.
She worked on the Heritage Tree Initiative, and was a primary organizer for Citizens to Save Minnewaska in upstate New York, which is now Minnewaska Lake State Park instead of a Marriott property. Hali was a member of the chorus that sang onstage behind Nelson Mandela at the Oakland Coliseum. Her feet are tired from too many years of marching against war, but they are now happy feet, in the street at Occupations Everywhere.
Check out the Occupella website, which has the current calendar for singing opportunities at rallies, marches, and other events.