[act-ma] 11/ 21st @11AM: Live & in Concert at CCB "Song To A Refugee" with Diana Jones

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Nov 18 03:40:20 PST 2021


🎵 Sun. Nov. 21st @11AM: Live & in Concert at CCB "Song To A Refugee" 
with Diana Jones
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    November 21, 2021, 11 a.m.
    Lothrop Auditorium

    Live & In Concert at CCB
    "Song To A Refugee"
    with Diana Jones


We are enormously honored and excited to present for the first time, 
this Sunday, songwriter Diana Jones. Fresh back from a tour of the 
British Isles, we got lucky to be able to host Diana on a Sunday morning 
in the midst of her New England tour.

I was mesmerized by her recent song, “We Believe You”, (performed with 
Steve Earle, Richard Thompson and Peggy Seeger), a declaration to a 
refugee mother looking for solace on our shores. It’s a part of her 
remarkable new CD, “Song to a Refugee”, from which we’ll hear a number 
of selections.

It is also an interesting coincidence that Diana’s appearance follows 
our time with poet Louise Halfe-Sky Dancer, who joined us in October. 
Canada’s 2021 Poet Laureate Louise was required to attend the horrific 
residential schools for native kids, schools recently in the news 
because of the numerous remains of children found on the grounds of 
those places. Diana, after connecting with her birth-grandfather and 
hearing his stories, takes up this theme in her songs, “Pony” and 
“Pretty Girl”, about children removed from their families to go to 
Indian schools.

With “Song to a Refugee”, Diana Jones continues to give voice to the 
dispossessed, and bring awareness to social justice issues, taking her 
place in the lineage of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. “I believe we all 
want to get involved and give each other hope” Diana says, “how can any 
of us look away?”

Diana will be with us physically, and we'll broadcast virtually. Join us 
by Zoom, or on our YouTube Channel 
or join us in Copley Square at 11 AM ET, masked please. There will be 
pupusas, a Salvadoran delicacy, served after the concert. We will do our 
best to be distanced and safe in our auditorium. We are very excited to 
welcome DIANA JONES to our church!

Dean Stevens

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