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Seeking Sanctuary

  • Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

At a time when immigration policy is at the forefront of our national politics, we seek to humanize the conversation by providing an artistic outlet for these stories, and emphasizing their connection to our own immigrant heritage. Seeking Sanctuary showcases the journeys and experiences of Boston immigrants. With a special focus on the Irish, Cape Verdean, and Chinese communities, this program will feature new compositions, spoken word pieces, and a participatory art installation inspired by the incredible stories of immigrants and their descendants.

*This program is part of Palaver Strings' residency at Boston Center for the Arts*

China Folk Song Set
- Arranged by Zhantao Lin and Su Yin Chan (Palaver member)
- Performed with Zhantao Lin on Erhu

Cape Verde Traditional Music Set
- Arranged by Benvindo Cruz, Jesse MacDonald, and Maya French (Palaver members)
- Performed with Benvindo Cruz on vocals and Cape Verdean Instrumentalists on Cavaquinho & Piano

Ireland Traditional Fiddle and Classical Fusion Composition
- Composed by Charlie Lennon
- Performed with Joey Abarta on Uilleann Pipes

Art Installation created by Miriam Shenitzer & John Powell

Tickets are available through the Boston Center for the Arts here!

Earlier Event: December 20
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Later Event: February 10
Seeking Sanctuary