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Upcoming Visiting Songleaders: Shireen *May 9-10* + Ahlay

We are so excited that two fantastic song leaders are traveling through the Twin Cities soon! Check out the details below and make plans to...

- Freeing Refrains

Freeing Refrains is a communal storytelling and conversation space where we hold the questions of “What binds us?” and “What liberates us?” with somatic intention, brave space invitations, gentle curious probing, and fierce beautiful truth.

Upcoming Gatherings

Please visit Eventbrite to RSVP and see the most current listing of upcoming gatherings.

Short History

In 2021, Freeing Refrains was an experimental solo venture, a prototype of the storytelling space imagined for Biracial & Rural, a community of care by, for, and with rural folks who experience a mixed cultural setting. Five out of the six gatherings were held specifically for BIPOC folks. One event was open to all. We learned a lot in this virtual space and knew we needed to continue playing with the concept.

In 2022, we are excited to hold more of these monthly conversations. This time Freeing Refrains is welcoming a guest storyteller to share an experience of what binds & liberates them. The invited audience will vary, sometimes open to all, and others by, for, and with other BIPOC folks.  

This work has been made possible with support from the Rosy Simas Danse three thirty-one space artist in residency program.  

Dig in Deeper
The current BnR dream is to come together in arts based retreats over the summer and continue the connection virtually over the winter. Retreats culminate with participants sharing their story at an Open Mic event to foster community dialogue. Read more at http://www.pointsoflightmusic.net/p/biracial-rural.html.

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

Would you like to join us? Would you support us?
  • Everyone has an experience (or a million) of restriction and freedom.  Are you ready to share it?  Please reach out to us and let's talk!  
  • 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. 
  • Another way to support Freeing Refrains & BnR is making a contribution on Points of Light Music's GiveMN.org pagePoints of Light Music is a fiscally sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts.
Go to our Contact Us page and let us know!

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

Past Gatherings

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