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They Sing and They Clap and They Shout

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Music is often referred to as the “universal language” - the lingua franca that unites people of different cultures. Music becomes a means of expression, a way to give voice to something when words fail. But while every culture creates music, not every person sings the same song. Some voices are so loud that they drown out others, and some words are privileged.  This program explores the words behind the music, the ways in which different people have used music to give themselves or others a voice. And, we meditate on music’s role in silencing some voices while privileging others.

  • New Cosmologies, inti figgis-vizueta

  • Pots and Pans Falling, Edward Top

  • Have and Hold, Allison Loggins-Hull

  • They Sing and They Clap and They Shout, Christopher Mayo

  • Hot Take, Robin McLaughlin

  • A Lot of Words, Phong Tran

November 2021

Thursday, 11/4 at 7:30pm: UNC Greensboro

Sunday, 11/7 at 3:00pm: Transform GSO

Click to on each photo below to read about the pieces
and composers featured on this program

inti figgis-vizueta
Allison Loggins-Hull
Christopher Mayo
Robin McLaughlin
Phong Tran
Edward Top
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