Last March, we went to San Francisco and put on a show called the “One Family Revival”. It was produced by our son, Tibet Sprague and was a coming together of Moonlight, Morning Star, Miro Sprague and John Sprague ( with a few special guests). Here is the youtube link to the video that was taken that night by Tania Ku.
We’re excited that the Wendell Community Chorus, directed by Morning Star, will be singing at this event to benefit the PVWC that supports and advocates for low income and immigrant workers in Massachusetts.
April 22, 2017 at the Edwards Church in Northampton, Doors open at 7 p.m. Come on down! Sing, dance, gather!
MUSIC AND DIVERSITY III at the Shea Theater, Turner’s Falls, Ma.
Saturday, March 25, 12:00 pm until 11:00 pm
RiverCulture is pleased to announce Music and Diversity III,Saturday, March 25 at The Shea Theater Arts Center. Performances by Grupo Folklorico, Performance Project, Moonlight and Morning Star and Tang Sauce are scheduled from 4-10pm at the newly renovated historic venue. Art by Rodney Madison, Luis Felipe Gonzalez and Nina Yagual will also be on display and a community meal is planned for 6pm. Music and Diversity III is co-sponsored by La Mariposa, a people of color led/ focused community center in Turners Falls. Thank you to Montague Catholic Social Ministries, Father Stan and Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church for their support!
Admission is sliding scale with a $5-$15 suggested donation. No one will be turned away.
4pm: Grupo Folklorico
A children’s dance troupe presenting traditional Mexican and South American dances in addition to pieces of their own creation.
4:30pm: Performance Project (Springfield)
“Tenderness Selections” is a blend of monologues, storytelling, movement, scenes, and includes five languages. Created by First Generation Ensemble, “Tenderness” underscores the dehumanization at the core of all violence, and contrasts it with the eternal power of human tenderness and connection. Inspired by ensemble members’ personal experiences of human-rights abuse in war in the Darfur region of Sudan, Guinea, West Africa, and the school-to-prison pipeline system and mass incarceration in the US, tenderness reaches beyond conflict and racism to find pathways for human connection. This performance will be followed by a Q& A with the ensemble cast.firstgentenderness.org
6pm: Community Meal. Donations Appreciated.
7pm: Moonlight and Morning Star are known for their rich harmonies and intimate performance style. Their multi-cultural collaborations include original songs, spoken word, and arrangements of traditional music of the African American and Jewish traditions. Moonlight and Morning Star work devotedly in the Pioneer Valley to promote social justice, multicultural awareness and empowerment for young people. www.moonlightandmorningstar.wordpress.com
8pm: Tang Sauce and DJ Stealth provide high energy, danceable, captivating hip hop music, that will make you feel charged up. Tang Sauce delivers the complex, clever rhyme schemes; at the same time playing jazz inspired trumpet, while DJ Stealth brings electronic sonic smoothness. This Hartford duo is truly an act you need to see! https://bangdollatang.bandcamp.com/releases
COME ON OUT – ALL YOU CALIFORNIANS!
So excited about this show! Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. At the Arts Block in Greenfield Ma.
Moonlight sings songs of Gregory Porter – beloved Jazz/Blues vocalist and songwriter. Songs that will melt your heart, enliven your spirit, soothe your soul.
Miro Sprague is on keys! Michael Zsoldos, sax; Dave Picchi, bass, Jon Fisher, drums; Morning Star, back up vocals.