Kids activities and the farmers market start at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 7, come learn about some of the work that is happening in our communities to address growing inequality and climate change and find out how you can get involved.
There will be great music from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and presentations from the Sable Project artists residency and SafeArt whose work uses the transformative power of arts to prevent and heal abuse and other traumas.
La Realidad Ensemble takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. This newly formed group features Ben Barson on baritone sax, Gizelxanath Rodriguez (winner of Latin Ace Award) on vocals, Quincy Saul on Clarinet, and Sonny Saul on keys, Lucas Saul on bass, Arush Karla on percussion and Max Lubis on drums.
They are named for the autonomous community of Realidad in Chiapas Mexico and ask us “will the forces of unmediated groove and sublime symphony be enough to short-circuit our civilization’s collapse?” I hope so, and I’m sure that we are in for an amazing and inspiring set.
They will be followed by the award winning Villalobos Brothers of Veracruz Mexico, who will now add Feast and Field market to their impressive list of venues—from Carnegie Hall, to the green hills of Barnard. Their music with its roots in Mexican rhythms and other world influences aims to “give a voice to the voiceless.”
From their original songs dealing with immigration, to their hopeful instrumental cover of Solomon Burke’s “A change is Gonna Come” they are sure to impress and inspire.
The concert is cosponsored by Ecosocialist Horizons, an international organization “devoted to the reharmonization of humanity with nature with organizing, education and cultural production.” For more information visit ecosocialisthorizons. com.
Proceeds from the event will support arts and farm education programming at the Feast and Field Market and at Camp Red Clover. If you’re unable to come and would like to make a contribution, please contact me. Special thanks to the sponsors of the event for their support of local art and agriculture; BarnArts, the Worthy Partners, the Barnard Inn, Shulamit Jewelry and SunCommon, who is generously providing a solarpowered generator for the event.