As part of its Social Justice in the Arts and Media series, The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. will host a presentation and performance by Musica Franklin students, led by Executive Director Orice Jenkins, on Saturday, May 28, at 1 p.m.
Students in Musica Franklin’s after-school program incorporate relevant social justice topics as themes for their performances, according to a LAVA Center press release. This year’s theme is a reflection on the complexity of immigration and how to be more welcoming toward people seeking refuge. They explore this topic by singing and playing the music of artists from around the world.
Before becoming executive director of Musica Franklin, Jenkins was a full-time performing artist, and a manager and teaching artist at several educational arts programs in New England, the release states. He is also a genealogy researcher and author.
Seating will be limited. A $1 minimum donation is required to reserve a seat in advance or attendees can see the performance for free if there are seats available the day of. Everyone who enters The LAVA Center must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. To reserve a seat, visit bit.ly/3M4WaBy.
from The Greenfield Recorder Notebook, 5/18/22
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