MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION WEEKEND, Jan. 18-20, 2013:
The Power of Music for Social Change
Throughout America’s history, music has been a catalyst for change, a medium for protest, and a way to deliver a message of hope. Songs have rallied support for social justice and civil rights, influenced public opinion, united us for a common cause and created a powerful tool to impact the world. Music can amaze and inspire us to action; then, suddenly we become optimistic that change is possible.
Don’t miss Folk musician and instrumentalist extraordinaire JOHN McCUTCHEON performing One Concert Only on Friday, January 18, 7:30p.m. in Santa Cruz. John McCutcheon is folk music’s renaissance man — singer-songwriter/instrumentalist virtuoso, world-class storyteller. While playing an array of instruments, including hammer dulcimer, John performs songs about love, war, peace, justice, and the ironies and absurdities of life. Concert only: $18.00-35.00 suggested sliding scale donation advance; $20-35 door.
And, for the first time ever, up-close & personal MUSIC WORKSHOPS on Saturday, January 19! From 10:00a.m. - noon: John McCutcheon leads “Sing Out!: The Power, Purpose & Pedigree Of Music in Our Times.” Music has the power to move hips, hearts, and, sometimes, mountains. From Paul Robeson to picket lines, music has instructed, inspired, and informed us. John will show how to find, make, and spread music that is “artful and useful” with lots of singing and conversation about the history and possibilities of music in social movements.
At 1:00 - 3:00p.m., award-winning songwriter, singer, and songleader Aileen Vance presents “Zabalaza!” Revolution in 4-Part Harmony— Songs for Social Justice in the South African Choral Tradition.” Join in singing songs of freedom & struggle, hope & healing, peace & justice.
Attend one or both workshops: Sliding scale: One workshop $26-65; Both Workshops: $36-65; McCutcheon concert AND both workshops $45-65. Optional light vegetarian lunch: $10.00. Please RSVP by January 10, 2013: (firstname.lastname@example.org) rcnvinfo (at) gmail (dot) com or call 831-423-1626. Some scholarship assistance may be available.
The Concert and Workshops will be held at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., in Santa Cruz. “The Power of Songs for Social Change,” January 18-20, is a full weekend of Folk, Gospel, Hip Hop Concerts, Workshops and a Youth Day, sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and the N.A.A.C.P. Co-sponsors include SCCCCOR, KKUP, KZSC and KUSP radio and many more.
More information and tickets at rcnv.org or call 831-423-1626.
See King Weekend EVENTS Flier pdf for DETAILS about all these events