Is this America?, based on the new, one-act opera This Little Light of Mine, portrays key events in the life of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, a former sharecropper who rose to national prominence at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.
As a Black woman of humble origins, she spoke truth to power as perhaps no other civil rights leader. We’ll share three scenes from this opera, to be filmed in October 2020 aboard the Mary A. Whalen, a historic oil tanker located in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The opera follows adopted daughter Dorothy Jean Hamer, who remembers how Fannie Lou and her husband ‘Pap’ took in foster children as their own; how the injustices of the Jim Crow South emboldened her to demand the right to vote for African-Americans; and how she shook the political world during “Freedom Summer” by helping found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which lento the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
October 23, 6pm MDT | Webinar, Free
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Lara Manzanares: with special guests Jordan Wax and Felix Peralta- Arts Across America – New Mexico Edition! 2:00pm on DECEMBER 1 – 6, 2020 AT AMPCONCERTS.ORG
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas- This Christmas season, Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, are inviting the world to their home—virtually—to witness their music, life, and family preparation at Christmastime. A Message from Natalie MacMaster “For decades, we have toured extensively at Christmas, but this year marks our most unique one, as we’re taking the stage to our home! We will spend just over an hour sharing with you much of … Read More