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Skits and music in Jonestown, 1978, transcript

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Perry, Vicki
The title was provided by Fielding M. McGehee III, the transcript by Vicki Perry. This is the portion of the transcript matching the excerpt in this database from tape Q432. The full transcript and both sound files from the original tape, as well as the full summary by McGehee are available on the Jonestown Institute's Web site. This piece begins with a man introducing and singing and English version of "The Internationale," followed by a woman who gives a dramatic reading. She sings a refrain that asks a question, and as if in answer a man identified as Jose Simon speaks in an unidentified language translated by another man who then says Simon will sing a native song. Simon sings, clapping the rhythm, and then another woman sings a short introduction to another man's story about miners. The first woman repeats her refrain of a question that is answered by another man who sings a short version of "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke. The last speech is performed by a man who complains that he is "bitter today." The original tape was retrieved from Guyana by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of their inquiry into the assassination of Congressman Leo J. Ryan on November 18, 1978.
Jonestown; Peoples Temple; Peoples Temple Agricultural Project; "The Internationale"; "A Change is Gonna Come"; Miners; War; Vicki Perry; Jose Simon; Transcripts; Cults
Guyana - Jonestown
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