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Accelerating Change House Concert: Oct. 25, 2020

Accelerating Change House Concert: Oct. 25, 2020

Empowering Rural Youth We invite you to a virtual evening with: EmZ, DJ Sean and GeNreal DATE: Sunday, October 25, 2020 TIME: 5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET ARTIST: Em Z ARTIST: DJ Sean ARTIST: GeNreal EMCEE: Liz Stookey Sunde HOSTS: Upper Valley Music Center (Ben Van Vliet) and…
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Accelerating Change House Concert: Sept. 13, 2020

Accelerating Change House Concert: Sept. 13, 2020

The Art of Belonging DATE: Sunday, September 13, 2020 TIME: 5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET Learn more about the artist/activists from this performance: Emilia Dahlin, Myles Bullen and Noel Paul Stookey ARTIST: Emilia Dahlin ARTIST: Myles Bullen ARTIST: Noel Paul Stookey EMCEE: Liz Stookey Sunde HOSTS: Ruth…
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Gina Chavez: Uplifting Oppressed Women in Latin America

Gina Chavez: Uplifting Oppressed Women in Latin America

Music and social activism have intertwined throughout Gina Chavez’s career as a Latinx bilingual folk-pop singer. Gina began writing music while living in Argentina. Later she spent eight months as a volunteer teacher in a gang-dominated barrio in El Salvador. Her single "Siete-D" is a celebration of the Salvadoran spirit…
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Naima Shalhoub: Dignity and Meaning for Women in Prison

Naima Shalhoub: Dignity and Meaning for Women in Prison

Naima Shalhoub is a Lebanese American vocalist, songwriter, and educator for social justice. A former educator in the public school system, Naima spent a year facilitating weekly “Music and Freedom with incarcerated women in San Francisco County Jail, ultimately recording her first album, Live in San Francisco County Jail. Many…
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Emilia Dahlin: Facilitating the Voices of Immigrant Mothers

Emilia Dahlin: Facilitating the Voices of Immigrant Mothers

Photo: Lauryn Hottinger If a picture paints a thousand words, it can also forever change a life. That’s what happened to musician Emilia Dahlin when she saw the starkly haunting images of the arduous journeys faced by immigrants, taken by renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado in his book "Migrations: Humanity in…
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Myles Bullen: Musical Healing Beyond Prison Walls

Myles Bullen: Musical Healing Beyond Prison Walls

Creativity, connection and community... That's what encompasses the work of Myles Bullen, a Native American musician, poet and performer from Portland, Maine—and one of Music to Life's Northern New England Accelerator participants. Over the past few years, Bullen has performed in schools, prisons and recovery centers around the world. Just…
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Accelerating Change House Concert: July 26, 2020

Accelerating Change House Concert: July 26, 2020

Equity and Empowerment DATE: Sunday, July 26, 2020 TIME: 5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET Learn more about the artist/activists from this performance: HOST: Dr. Rick Halperin, Director, SMU Human Rights Program EMCEE: Leti Bueno ARTIST:  Amanda Pascali ARTIST: Kamica King ARTIST: Gina Chavez Music has always played a…
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Accelerator Artists Respond to COVID-19

In this update, we hear from Music to Life's social change artists in Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston) and Northern New England (Bethlehem, NH). They share their experiences, what they're learning and how Music to Life is helping.
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Launched: Texas Accelerator

Launched: Texas Accelerator

Photo: Amanda Pascali, Houston Music to Life launched its Texas Accelerator in January 2020 (with artists in Austin, Dallas and Houston) in collaboration with the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA); here's a short introductory video. We welcome six Texas-based activist artists to our national family of social change musicians: Cheryl Cawood…
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