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Nov 3, *Dec 1*: WINTER: Songs In Your Body, On This Land: BIPOC + Mixed Race Song Circles

We'd like to welcome People of the Global Majority (Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color, and Mixed Race) to these song circles. Wh...

Friday, July 28, 2023

Setlist for Jul 28 Songs In Your Body, On This Land

Here are the songs we sang at the Songs in Your Body, On this Land Community Sing hosted by 7400 Woodlawn Center for Community, Arts, and Spirituality at Greenlake Park on Thursday night, July 27, 2023:
  1. Forget Your Perfect Offering (words: Leonard Cohen/music: unknown)
  2. May This Body Be a Bridge (Te Martin)
  3. I did not come here alone (The Peace Poets)
  4. Stop outsourcing your self-worth* (Liz Digitale Anderson, based on a quote by Logan Ury on the We Can Do Hard Things podcast)
  5. I will believe the truth about myself (Macrina Wiederkehr/Velma Frye)
  6. Trees Grow Slow (Laurence Cole)
  7. We Are Weaving Our Lives (Alexis Sunshine Rose) - led by Annie & Linnea, Mpls
  8. The Future is Calling (Sarina Partridge) - led by Patti Powell, from Vancouver, BC
  9. Gopala** (words & music: traditional/movements: Qibla Veda Rama)
  10. Cultivate Courage* (words: Casper ter Kuile; music: Liz Digitale Anderson)
  11. Healing is Possible (Orion Johnstone)
  12. We get there together (Or never get there at all) (Josh Blaine)
* Liz doesn't have these songs online yet. We'll let you know when they are!
** We haven't found an online recording of this song.  If you have found one, please let us know!

Thank you to the group who came to sing with us! You came from near and far, planned and unplanned.  Joy and sensitivity, conviction and healing were shared and we hope strands of connections were braided together.  

I know a few of you took pictures.  We would love to see them if you're ok with that!  If you're ok with public sharing, please post them to the facebook event.  If not, send them to listening@pointsoflightmusic.net instead.

So much gratitude to Cara and Harriet from 7400 Woodlawn, Center for Community, Arts, and Spirituality for inviting and hosting us so beautifully!

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Setlist for Jul 3 Song Circle for Change

Here are the songs we sang at the Song Circle for Change: Healing & Liberation at CTUL on Monday night, July 3, 2023:

  1. I did not come here alone (The Peace Poets)
  2. Ready (Alexandra "Ahlay" Blakely)
  3. It's Over Now (Kirk Franklin) - led by SooJin
  4. Carrying Water (Samara Jade)
  5. improvisation* based on andrienne maree brown's IG post on "despite devastation, creativity"
  6. Stop outsourcing your self-worth** (Liz Digitale Anderson, based on a quote by Logan Ury on the We Can Do Hard Things podcast)
  7. The journey to the center of my soul (Samara Jade)
  8. We were made for these times (Clarissa Pinkola Estes/Linda Noonan)
  9. Oh, I’m free, free, free (Melanie DeMore) 
* This was not recorded.
** Liz and Sarah don't have these songs online yet. We'll let you know when they are!

Here are bonus links to other things we talked about:
Thank you to the crew who sang with us!

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Setlist from "Exercising Our Voices & Bodies Toward Liberation" from Let's Get Free (7/1/23)

Greetings!

If you're reading this you might have attended the "Exercising Our Voices & Bodies Toward Liberation: Call & Response Community Singing & Theater of the Oppressed" workshop at the Saturday, July 1, Let's Get Free Together series of Education for Liberation MN in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Here is a list of songs we sang with links to online recordings and related resources.

Songs
Resources
Please be in touch if you would like to have Good Trouble lead a workshop like this for your community or if you have questions or comments from our time together!