On April 1st, 2017, chatterbird will embark on a project that explores music as an important catalyst for social change, sharing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about power of art and activism through a FREE workshop.
10 AM: Introduction, Arts and Activism workshop
12:30 PM: Katrina Ballads performance for attendees, lunch
1:30 PM: Q&A with composer Ted Hearne
Free, but registration is required. Register by clicking here.
ABOUT: Chatterbird will collaborate with critically-acclaimed composer Ted Hearne for this residency, focused on one of Hearne’s most politically significant works, the Katrina Ballads, a genre-stretching work which explores the government’s response to its people in a time of crisis.
The day’s activities will be led by Dr. Colleen Sears (Eastman School of Music, Columbia University). During the workshop, we’ll bring communities together to discuss equity and social justice, using multi-media curriculum that explores issues of race and class, media literacy, and the politics of crisis through the lens of two pieces of art: Spike Lee’s documentary When the Levees Broke, and Ted Hearne’s Katrina Ballads. You can read more about the Katrina Ballads Educational Initiative here.
The daylong workshop will be facilitated by volunteer educators, including staff from Conexión Américas. Members of chatterbird will present a free performance of Katrina Ballads for all workshop participants. Composer Ted Hearne will be present to perform with the group and offer a Q&A.
Seats are limited. To participate, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT BY CLICKING HERE. No previous musical experience necessary. Free lunch will be provided.
KATRINA BALLADS: ART x ACTIVISM WORKSHOP
Casa Azafrán – 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10 AM – 2 PM, lunch provided
FREE! Register here.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
Sign up to be a volunteer facilitator. You’ll help spark discussion around equity and art.
Special thanks to the sponsors who have made this project possible.