[act-ma] 10/5-10/7, 2018: HONK! Fest on a roll w/28+ Bands, Kickstarter Countdown, & Volunteer Recruiting

Mary C. Curtin mary.c.curtin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 14:17:05 PDT 2018

HONK! Festival: 13th annual fest of activist street bands, this year
totaling 28 plus with a wide variety of musical/activist events scheduled.

Going on thirteen years strong and remaining intense, the HONK! Festival's
game plan was initially conceived and implemented pop-up style in
Somerville. Turns out, it was a great idea, which now has not only
catapulted the creation of similar festivals across this land and beyond, it
has also inspired rally organizers everywhere to engage HONK!-style bands
when planning urgent street gatherings to effect positive change.

This year the HONK! bands total 28+, with the majority coming from across
the US & Canada. Visit http://honkfest.org/2018-festival/bands-2018 for this
year's list of participants.

If the rallying cry is for spur-of-the-moment action, no worries, since
there just may be a HONK! band close by to pep up the rally a notch or
three. Part of the beauty of the HONK! concept is that it has inspired
musicians and would-be musicians, many of whom are not geared to parading in
the streets, into modifying how they approach their style, so they too can
pick up and go. Wearable drum kits, backpack amps, melodicas galore. Where
there's a will to act musically, there's a way to do it pro-actively. Any
New Orleans street musician can serve as a role model.

HONK! means serious business when it comes to waging peace and social
justice, but the HONK! vibe also brings fun to this equation. By disturbing
complacency, a rousing brass and percussive spectacle is impossible to
ignore. HONK! builds community, encouraging participation by way of
rambunctious music, uninhibited dancing, wild costumes, and evocative visual
street art.

For complete information and continuous updates on the HONK! Festival and
the many activities planned, visit http://www.honkfest.org ,
http://www.facebook.com/honkfestival, and http://www.twitter.com/honkfest.

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