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- Freeing Refrains

How do we speak our truth in a noisy world?

How do we keep our voice rooted in ourselves
when so many other entities want
our attention, our money, our souls?

How do we hold a container for ourselves
while holding another’s different truth?

Freeing Refrains is a song circle and storytelling gathering, sharing one person’s mixed Asian story of growing up on the predominantly white rural plains of Minnesota before the internet.

This story launches Biracial & Rural (BnR), a community of care and storytelling space connecting rural-urban and white-bipoc communities. Through Freeing Refrains, Points of Light Music is calling in other black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) folks to come together for support, encouragement, skill sharing, and connection.

The current BnR dream is to come together in arts based retreats over the summer and continue the connection virtually over the winter. Retreats would conclude with participants sharing their story at an Open Mic/Variety Show which would foster community dialogue.

Would you like to join us? Would you support us?

In Fall/Winter 2021, we're offering Freeing Refrains free online to Asian and BIPOC folks. Here's the dates and the link to register: 

Register at Eventbrite up to an hour before the gathering to get the zoom link.  

Update 10/9/2021:  The gathering on Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30 p.m. will be open to all folksblack, brown, white and everyone in between.  Please use this registration link for this day.  

To follow the latest news on Freeing Refrains, please follow this link.  

We would love your assistance in connecting with folks that would be interested in hosting these participatory performances, or where you think would be great places to go. Go to our Contact Us page and let us know!

Another way to support Freeing Refrains & BnR is making a contribution on Points of Light Music's GiveMN.org page. Points of Light Music is a fiscally sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts.

Come and listen.  Sing, reflect, and dialogue with others.

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