If you've read our Reflection for the UCC Musician's Association, then you know how transformative this book is.
Would you like join us?
Here's the overview:
It's here! Freeing Refrains is here! What : the premiere of Freeing Refrains , as a Special Edition Dialogue of Midwest Mixed ! When: ...
- April 12 & 26
- May 10 & 24
It's here! Freeing Refrains is here!
Conie B and Sheryl Raygor are co-facilitating this Special Edition Dialogue space in partnership with Midwest Mixed. During this event you will be hearing about Conie's rural mixed Asian story, learn songs that have bouyed her (if you'd like), and then dialogue with others about the challenge of speaking our truth. Open to all mixed folks.
Come and listen, sing, and dialogue with others with similar and different mixed stories.
(*don't fret if you don't fit the Mixed audience! We'll be scheduling more of these participatory performances soon. Watch the calendar and subscribe to "Freeing Refrains" Updates in the Newsletter.
|A angular sketch of |
Tom Vetter's Flower in the Seed labyrinth
in prep for a large outdoor installation.
One of the traditions I heard was the use of Natalie Sleeth's 1986 strophic text "In the Bulb There Is a Flower." (New Century Hymnal #433)
Singing with other people during this respiratory pandemic honestly gives me the willies. It's not quite rational and I'm sure some of it has to do with the ways that some of my ancestors have been tricked and hurt by oppressors. Beside that, I'm interested in reducing paper waste and embodying our songs. It didn't take long for the germ of an idea to bloom into something fully formed (ahem) that could be used for all verses ... and guide our social distancing. :)
Here's the write-up: