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Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Chant Bank Host Second Resistance Jamboree

A Feast of Sacred and Resistance Songs in Harmony will precede the event, both at Saint John's in the Village.

Lisa Kron will take part in Rattlestick's 2018 New Songs Now.
(© David Gordon)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced that it is partnering with Chant Bank to host a Resistance Jamboree at Saint John's in the Village on July 22, 1pm-3pm. This will be the second such event this year, following a National Black Theater-cohosted Resistance Jamboree on June 24. A third will take place on August 26 in partnership with Judson Memorial Church.

Founded in 2017, Chant Bank is a group committed to helping create new songs, chants, and community events in the wake of the resistance movement that has formed after the 2016 election.

The Resistance Jamboree is described as "a community sing-along open to all, where new and old songs and chants for building courage, spreading joy, recharging the soul, and carrying us onward into action, will be taught by community members, activists, and, who knows, maybe even a star of stage or screen. No experience needed. Just show up and join in!"

The event will be preceded by the Feast of Sacred and Resistance Songs in Harmony, a free episcopal service welcome to those of all faiths and of none, beginning at 11am and followed by a light lunch at noon.

Chant Bank's Lisa Kron and Nehemiah Luckett are also part of Rattlestick's 2018 New Songs Now, presented in association with New Neighborhood and Rosalind Productions, Inc. New Songs Now is an unplugged concert series that gives inventive songwriters the opportunity to test out new material in a low-key, fun environment. Each night, two different songwriters share selections of their work, followed by a conversation with the artists to demystify the songwriting process.

To RSVP to the Resistance Jamboree, click here.