Sunday in Harvard Square (2019)

Sunday in Harvard Square

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Photograph by Benjamin Greenberg

Sunday, October 13, 2019

2-6PM, Main Stage Schedule

2:00pExtraordinary Rendition Band
2:15pSchool of HONK
2:30p Forward! Marching Band
2:45p Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band
3:00p The Party Band
3:15p The Brass Balagan
3:30pDirty Water Brass Band
3:45pSummer Street Brass Band
4:00pFanfarra Feminina Sagrada Profana
4:15pEnvironmental Encroachment
4:30pBand Land Brass Band
4:45pBrass Queens
5:00pClamor and Lace Noise Brigade
5:15p What Cheer? Brigade
5:30p Plezi Rara
5:45pYoung Fellaz Brass Band

3-6PM, Skill Share Workshops at First Church

Over the years, and especially this past year, we have received feedback that members of the HONK! community would like more non-performance opportunities to interact and learn from each other. To that end, we are trying an experimental part of the festival this year in which various members of our community will host workshops and discussions focusing on music and activism. They will take place at First Church on 11 Garden Street, Cambridge.

These workshops are open to bands, activist groups and members of the public too. We encourage all to attend:

TimeMargaret Jewett Hall (capacity: 200)Sage Hall – Basement (capacity: 80)McKenzie Library (capacity: 30)Harter Room (capacity: 30)Tower Room (capacity: 20)
3:00-3:30pHaitian Rara WorkshopValues at Play: Decision-Making Strategies for BandsEffects of Climate Change on Immigration
3:30-4:00pTune ShareHaitian Rara WorkshopValues at Play: Decision-Making Strategies for BandsEffects of Climate Change on Immigration
4:00-4:30pTune ShareCantastoria WorkshopHelping the Immigrant CommunityEffects of Climate Change on Immigration
4:30-5:00pTune ShareBand/Activist Organization CollaborationCantastoria WorkshopHelping the Immigrant CommunityEffects of Climate Change on Immigration
5:00-5:30pTune ShareBand/Activist Organization CollaborationCantastoria WorkshopAnti-Oppressive Meeting SpacesEffects of Climate Change on Immigration
5:30-6:00pTune ShareBand/Activist Organization CollaborationCantastoria WorkshopAnti-Oppressive Meeting SpacesEffects of Climate Change on Immigration

Skill Share Workshop Descriptions

Tune Share (Margaret Jewett Hall, 3:30-6:00p)

Facilitators: Shaunalynn Duffy and Kevin Leppmann

Let's expand our collective book! Members from any band are invited to teach everyone a favorite tune from their own repertoire, and lead us all in playing it together.

We will have a facilitator present to help organize and move things along smoothly, and we hope this will encourage musicians who might not be the loudest yellers or players to confidently facilitate and share the songs they love.  We are also hoping people can briefly explain the origins of their tune and why they choose to play it, and we encourage learning by ear, rather than relying on sheet music, so everyone can participate.

(Note: you will need to bring an instrument to fully participate in this workshop.)

Haitian Rara Workshop (Sage Hall, 3:00-4:00p)

Facilitators: Rara Bel Poze

We would like to explain to the people in attendance rara's role in Haitian history, and culture and being a rara musician in the Haitian community. This will hopefully involve getting some plastic buckets and sticks so that workshop participants can play along.

(Note: no previous experience with drumming is necessary to join this workshop.)

Band/Activist Organization Collaboration (Sage Hall, 4:30-6:00p)

Facilitators: RMO, PPC, members of BABAM, and CL/VU

Come learn how to sing and play movement songs! Multiple musicians and activist groups will share their experiences building relationships deep relationships with each other, and the songs and chants they create together. Rude Mechanical Orchestra (RMO) and the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) will introduce music from their recent collaborations in New York City. Additionally, some musicians from the Boston Area Brigade of Activist Musicians (BABAM) along with City Life/Vida Urbana (CL/VU) will share some reflections, songs and chants from their recent work together.

(Note: no previous experience playing music is necessary to join this workshop.)

Cantastoria Workshop (McKenzie Library, 4:00-6:00p)

Facilitators: Bread & Puppet Theater

Cantastoria is one of the oldest forms of street theater that involves the performance of pictures through the use of song, movement, text, and puppetry. It is an extremely effective tool when combining art and activism! In this two hour workshop, Bread and Puppet will present one of their own cantastorias for the group. We will then teach two other Bread and Puppet Cantastorias to the group which they will then perform for each other. Finally, we will put the newly learned skills and styles of cantastoria to use and make original cantastorias about local issues with the participants.

(Note: no previous experience playing music is necessary to join this workshop.)

Values at Play: Decision-Making Strategies for Bands (Harter Room, 3:00-4:00p)

Facilitator: Deidra Montgomery

Socially conscious people in mission-driven bands regularly face decisions that aren't as straightforward as they might seem. From practice locations and soloing protocols to song and gig selection, bands can rely on their values to drive group decisions. In this hour-long workshop, we'll explore strategies for values-based decision-making in bands. We will define values, discuss their functions, and explore the benefits of and barriers to using them to guide our collective decision-making. Participants will have the opportunity to practice values-based decision making— including examples of how different values can result in different decisions in similar situations—and will leave with some examples and tools to take back to their groups. This session will focus on activist bands but is applicable to any intentional community or group.

(Note: no previous experience playing music is necessary to join this workshop.)

Helping the Immigrant Community (Harter Room, 4:00-5:00p)

Facilitator: Ben Echevarria

In this workshop, Ben Echevarria and members of The Welcome Project will talk about ways people can help the immigrant communities wherever they are. This includes information on: video taping events, who to contact if you see raids, how to verify ICE Activity, and guidelines for sharing if you see ICE Agents.

(Note: no previous experience playing music is necessary to join this workshop.)

Anti-Oppressive Meeting Spaces (Harter Room, 5:00-6:00p)

Facilitator: Cherai Mills

From microaggressions to macro-aggressions, meeting spaces of any kind have the tendency to reflect the systems of oppression that exist in our society. As activists and musicians fighting for liberation, it is important that we find ways to confront those tendencies in the spaces we create. In this workshop, you will learn new tools and skills that will help you create meeting spaces for your bands, groups and organizations that are anti-oppressive.

(Note: no previous experience playing music is necessary to join this workshop.)

Effects of Climate Change on Immigration (Tower Room, 3:00-6:00p)

Facilitator: Juan Pablo Jaramillo

In this workshop, SEIU 32BJ organizer Juan Pablo Jaramillo will give participants an in-depth analysis of the intersection of Climate Change and Immigration. This includes discussion on how the effects of Climate Change create situations that necessitate immigration, and how countries such as the U.S. play a large role in creating those situations.

(Note: no previous experience playing music is necessary to join this workshop.)