Turners Falls RiverCulture Presents: Music and Diversity III

Turners Falls RiverCulture Presents: Music and Diversity III

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Admission is sliding scale with a $5-$15 suggested donation at the door. No one will be turned away.

RiverCulture is pleased to announce Music and Diversity III, Saturday, March 25 at The Shea Theater Arts Center. Performances by Grupo Folklorico, Performance Project, Moonlight and Morning Star and Tang Sauce are scheduled from 4-10pm at the newly renovated historic venue. Art by Rodney Madison, Luis Felipe Gonzalez and Nina Yagual will also be on display and a community meal is planned for 6pm. Music and Diversity III is co-sponsored by La Mariposa, a people of color led/ focused community center in Turners Falls. Thank you to Montague Catholic Social Ministries, Father Stan and Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church for their support!

Admission is sliding scale with a $5-$15 suggested donation. No one will be turned away.




4pm: Grupo Folklorico

A children's dance troupe presenting traditional Mexican and South American dances in addition to pieces of their own creation.

4:30pm: Performance Project (Springfield)
"Tenderness Selections” is a blend of monologues, storytelling, movement, scenes, and includes five languages. Created by First Generation Ensemble, “Tenderness” underscores the dehumanization at the core of all violence, and contrasts it with the eternal power of human tenderness and connection. Inspired by ensemble members’ personal experiences of human-rights abuse in war in the Darfur region of Sudan, Guinea, West Africa, and the school-to-prison pipeline system and mass incarceration in the US, tenderness reaches beyond conflict and racism to find pathways for human connection. This performance will be followed by a Q& A with the ensemble cast. firstgentenderness.org

6pm: Community Meal. Donations Appreciated.


7pm: Moonlight and Morning Star are known for their rich harmonies and intimate performance style. Their multi-cultural collaborations include original songs, spoken word, and arrangements of traditional music of the African American and Jewish traditions. Moonlight and Morning Star work devotedly in the Pioneer Valley to promote social justice, multicultural awareness and empowerment for young people. www.moonlightandmorningstar.wordpress.com


8pm: Tang Sauce and DJ Stealth provide high energy, danceable, captivating hip hop music, that will make you feel charged up. Tang Sauce delivers the complex, clever rhyme schemes; at the same time playing jazz inspired trumpet, while DJ Stealth brings electronic sonic smoothness. This Hartford duo is truly an act you need to see! https://bangdollatang.bandcamp.com/releases


....WAY more information about these performers at www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters

Australis AquacultureArtisan Beverage CooperativeBenjamin CompanyBerkshire Brewing CompanyCohn and Company Real Estate AgencyCommunity CreditCommon CapitalCommunity Foundation of Western MassachusettsConnecticut River InternistsDean's BeansEasthampton Savings BankFirstLight GDF SueznaGill TavernGoff MediaGreat Falls HarvestGreen River FestivalGreenfield Community CollegeGreenfield Cooperative BankGreenfield Savings BankLootMassachusetts Cultural CouncilMontague WebWorksNortheast SolarPeople's PintRainmaker ConsultingThe RendezvousSolar Store of GreenfieldStobierski and ConnorTold VideoTrue North TransitTurn It Up

Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!