This past Saturday, cities across the world were filled with protesters joining Women’s March events in opposition to President Donald Trump’s anti-feminist and divisive policies. Musicians everywhere added their voices to the crowds, from Sleater-Kinney and The National in Washington, DC to Lily Allen in London. Los Angeles marchers got a special treat when real-life refugee Regina Spektor took the stage to cover Bob Dylan’s classic protest anthem “Blowin’ in the Wind”.
Spektor, whose family emigrated from the Soviet Union to escape rampant anti-semitism, sat alone at her keyboard as she introduced the performance. “I am so grateful to these United States of America for taking me and so many others in,” she said. “We are sad, but we’re not in despair. We’re shaken up, we’re not broken. We have love, we have faith, we have light, and we have each other.”
Watch crowd-shot video of the performance above, with footage from the stage viewable below.