Weaving Our Voices, Uniting Our Identities

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Who: Beau Kenyon

Description: Join the Boston Public Library Composer-in-Residence, Beau Kenyon, in a hands-on session exploring identity and storytelling through sound, video, and writing. The session will provide a window into a workshop series currently in progress at the Boston Public Library branches (February – May, 2017) that is designed to unify disparate neighborhoods while celebrating and preserving their unique cultural heritage. Session participants will hear a collection of pieces created by members of Boston’s youth (particularly communities of East Boston, Dorchester, and Roxbury) as well as Kenyon’s larger ongoing piece, which weaves each student’s work together to create a single collection of narration, video, and sound. Participants will also experience and explore elements of this process in a hands-on workshop: writing, reflecting, sharing, and recording their own stories and potentially adding their voice to Kenyon’s large- scale project.

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