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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Setlist from May 26 Songs for Tending our Hearts: JUSTICE @ Yess Yoga

Here are the songs we sang at Songs for Tending Our Hearts: JUSTICE at Yess Yoga on Friday night, May 26, 2023:
  1. Stone by stone (Taya Ma)
  2. I did not come here alone (The Peace Poets)
  3. We Rise/In Hope, In Prayer (Batya Levine)
  4. Don’t numb to this (Abigail Bengson)
  5. Holding song (Ian Carrick)
  6. Be with me yah* (Koach Baruch Frazier)
  7. Do You Wanna Be Ready? (Poor People’s Campaign)
  8. The Way Knows the Way (Lyndsey Scott) - bandcamp
  9. Cultivate Courage** (words: Casper ter Kuile; music: Liz Digitale Anderson)
  10. Hymn for the Russian Earth (Yuri Zaritsky and Eugene Friesen)
  11. When Times Are Hard/We Lead in Love (Liz Digitale Anderson)
  12. My liberation is your liberation/Let’s Get Free!* (Peace Poets?)
* We're looking for an online recording! If you know of one, please drop the link in the comments!
** We're waiting for Liz to put this up on their soundcloud.  We'll update when it's there!

We are grateful to you if sang with us and to Yess Yoga for hosting.

There are two more quarterly Songs To Tend Our Hearts at Yess. Jot these dates in your calendar: Fridays, August 25 (tentative), and November 17, 2023. Then check back here or subscribe to the "In-person singing groups" newsletter to receive a reminder email about this and other opportunities to sing together. Or just check-in with the Yess website.

Keep singing and stay warm, graceful, and creative!

Love, Liz and Conie, a.k.a. GOOD TROUBLE

Monday, May 22, 2023

May collaborations with MMC


We collaborated with Music that Makes Community quite a bit this merry month of May!  Here's a selection of their posts:  

Celebrating Donald Schell's founding leadership!



Two events in Minnesota: a workshop on paperless practices for choirs and a community sing honoring Endangered Species Day at Good Courage Farm.  

May 26: Song for Tending Our Hearts: Justice

 


What:  Songs for Tending Our Hearts:  Justice

When: Friday, May 26, 2023, 7:30-9 p.m.

Where:  Yess Yoga, 105 E. 26th Street, Minneapolis

Register: https://www.yessyogastudio.com/yoga-workshops/

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On this anniversary weekend of George Floyd’s death, come hold space to mourn the reality of our current oppressive systems and imagine a better world together

Our culture desperately needs spaces where it is safe to feel your sorrow and the weight of oppression in our weary world. Come sing through the small and large griefs in your life and give them space to breathe and heal.

Summer 2023 Heart Songs Dates: Jun 26, July 10, *Aug 7*


What: Heart Songs: Lament, Longing, & Love
(an online community space for you to bring your heart and your voice)

When: 6:30-8p CDT (05-UTC) on specific Mondays during the summer
  • June 19 26 - Changed!
  • July 10
  • August 7
Where: Online:

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Heart Song Setlist from May 8, 2023

 Here's the list of songs we sang virtually on May 8, 2023. 

  1. Come, come whoever you are* (Rumi/Dale Zola)
  2. The Ocean Refuses No River** (traditional Sufi text & Lila Flood/Yakzan Valdez)
  3. Holding Song (Ian Carrick)
  4. God is Here Today (from Guatamala) - led by Nancy
  5. Cultivate Courage*** (Casper ter Kuile/Liz Digitale Anderson)
  6. Now the Day is Over (Kerri Meyer) - led by Nancy (scroll halfway down)
  7. Sending You Light (Melanie DeMore)
  8. Put Your Roots Down (Molly Hartwell)

* Click on "Attached Resources" button
** We've haven't found an online recording of the same tune yet.  If you find one, let us know in the comments!
*** Liz has a recording of a live sing that we're hoping they put on SoundCloud soon!

Want to know when we are gathering next or what we sang or how to join us? Visit this page about Hearts Songs for more details.



Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Setlist from May 1 - Song Circle for Change


Here are the songs we sang at the Song Circle for Change: Healing & Liberation at CTUL on Monday night, May 1, 2023:
  1. Poem (brought by Liz)
  2. I did not come here alone (The Peace Poets)
  3. We've seen the future* (The Peace Poets)
  4. Oh, River (MaMuse) - led by Sarah G
  5. Cultivate Courage** (Casper ter Kuile/Liz Digitale Anderson)
  6. Get Into Your Body (Lea Morris)
  7. I wanna die easy when I die (African-American spiritual)
  8. Oxygen (Wendy Luella Perkins)
  9. You are my sunshine** (Sarah Greer's remix) - led by Sarah
  10. Cuando Ganamos** (Liz Digitale Anderson)
  11. I did not come here alone (The Peace Poets)
* no known recording.  If you find one, please let us know in the comments below!  
** Liz and Sarah don't have these songs online yet.  We'll let you know when they are!

Thank you to the crew who sang with us!  The right people were there, tenderness and support were shared.  Community was tended.  This is part of the dream Liz and Conie are working towards!  

Big gratitude to CTUL for hosting us!  

Monday, May 1, 2023

Setlist from April 3 Song Circle for Change

Here are the songs we sang at the Song Circle for Change: Healing & Liberation at CTUL on Monday night, April 3, 2023:
  1. Shruti vocal grounding improvisation
  2. Welcome to the table/zoom call (clb)
  3. I did not come here alone (The Peace Poets)
  4. Every step toward joy (words: Andre Henry; music: Liz Digitale Anderson)
  5. We get there together (Or never get there at all) (Josh Blaine)
  6. She gives me life (Alexa Sunshine Rose) - led by Shannon
  7. We Shall Come Together Singing (Maggie Wheeler) - led by Lauren
  8. The grandmothers song (Sheffy Oren Bach) - led by Lauren
  9. One Body (Ahlay Blakely)
  10. A chinese nursery rhyme/play song* - led by Peng
  11. Up Above My Head (African american spiritual) - led by Megan
* no known recording.  If you find one, please let us know in the comments below!  

Thank you to the crew who sang with us!  The right people were there, tenderness and support were shared.  Community was tended.  This is part of the dream Liz and Conie are working towards!  

Big gratitude to CTUL for hosting us!