$15 – $45

Tightening the Weave of Community with Melanie DeMore

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American Legion Post 41

1110 Veterans Dr.

Monterey, CA 93940

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Melanie DeMore is one of the foremost community songleaders in our world today. She supports communities in raising their voices with power, determination, and energy. We will enjoy a wonderful day of singing from 10 am - 2:30 pm at the American Legion in Monterey by Veteran's Park, with a delicious catered lunch provided from 12-1pm. There are ticket options including lunch (gluten-free, vegetarian and chicken options available) or bringing your own.

We will sing from various vocal and communal traditions and learn how to sing with and from our whole selves. We welcome all levels of singing experience and ages 12 and up. It will help revitalize and inspire you sing from the inside out!

ABOUT MELANIE DEMORE, VOCAL ACTIVIST

Melanie DeMore is one of the most outstanding vocal artists of today helping to preserve the African American Folk Tradition through song and Gullah stick pounding. She is a sought after presenter, conductor, soloist and song/ prayer facilitator. She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute for Integral Studies, Master teaching artist for CalPerformances at UC Berkeley, a featured presenter for SpeakOut! the Institute for Social and Cultural Change and was the Artistic Conductor of The Oakland Children’s Community Choir with Living Jazz for nine years.

She was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir and has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such varied artists as Odetta, Richey Havens, Pete Seeger, the Trinity Choir, MUSE Cincinnati Women's Chorus and many others. She believes in the power of voices raised together and says "A song can hold you up when there seems to be no ground beneath you".
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