Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux.
We can try for FREE to take part in one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).

Thursday, March 23rd: California dreamin' and protest songs

Most of us have heard of the time period: the late 60’s in the US. Some of us even lived through it. It was a time when Hippies were preaching peace and free love in a conservative America that was tangled up in the Vietnam war and trying to cope with the brand new Civil Rights Act. It was also a time for young songwriters to use their lyrics to shine a light on and protest unbearable, shameful & inhumane practices. Following in the tracks of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, some new names came out of the blue: Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young just to name a few.

Hair, the soundtrack of the hippie generation.

If you want to feel the “Flower Power” and revisit a piece of American History, come listen to one of our resident musicians Jean-Pierre Lemière and his guitar. You may even feel like singing along. He may get you thinking once…but as Dylan said “Don’t think twice, 'cuz it’s alright”!