for an inspiring sunday listen:
If you are interested:
Wearing clean, un-ripped clothes without brand-logos, get yourself to the venue (train accessible!) by noon, work the day with us 12-6pm. We’ll be driving back up the Adirondacks that night, so we can offer you a ride north, but not south, so please figure out your own travel plans IN ADVANCE. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to hearing from a few of you who want to attend!
We love this band!
Here is a radio piece about it.. and a link to the collection online: http://www.prx.org/pieces/60435-open-source-on-the-margins-of-music-alan-lomax
if you are an organizer ( even a greenhorn organizer) and you’d like to sing some worksongs with max -
It’s a gumbo cook-off and cajun zydeco old-time music festival. say what!!?
Held annually at Lafayette’s Acadian Village, the festival celebrates its 5th year this October with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping & jamming.
The HONK! Festival is a revolutionary street spectacle of
never-before-seen proportions that will converge for the seventh time in Davis Square, Somerville, MA, from Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 8, 2012!
Wondering what HONK! is all about?
Watch a great video!
Much more info at honkfest.org
Across the country and around the world, a new type of street band is emerging. Acoustic and mobile, borrowing repertoire and inspiration from a diverse set of folk music traditions – New Orleans second line brass bands, European Klezmer, Balkan and Romani music, Brazilian Afro Bloc and Frevo traditions, as well as the passion and spirit of Mardi Gras and Carnival– these “honkers” all share a commitment to several core principles. Metaphorically speaking, they honk their horns for the same reasons motorists honk theirs: to arouse fellow travelers, to warn of danger, to celebrate milestones, and to just plain have fun. Continue Reading →