Avery Book has worked as a community organizer for about 15 years in various organizations around the US, which has deepened his knowledge of and interest in the power of singing as an organizing tool. He leads the Vermont Solidarity Singers, a collective of singer-activists who bring their voices to events and protests around the state. Avery has been deeply involved in working class-led social movements for universal healthcare and workers' rights. He has become well-known as an arranger of social justice songs.
In addition to his interest in traditional and ancient music, Gideon has been working in the experimental and collaborative realms of music for many years with the Brooklyn-based music collective, Found Sound Nation. He has worked with musicians from over 30 countries and co-led socially-engaged music projects in Turkey, Russia, the Balkans, and around the US.
The workshop is open to all interested singers and costs $40-80 sliding scale. Please bring a simple potluck dish to share for lunch, or if you prefer, you can go out to lunch in Plainfield.
Saturday, June 15th, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Plainfield Friends Meeting (203 Martin Meadow Road, Plainfield, VT)
$40-80 sliding scale • potluck on the grounds
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your check to Avery Book, 354 Manhattan Drive, Unit 7, Burlington, VT 05401