Homecoming: Songs and Stories of Service
, produced by the Lifesongs program of the Academy for the Love of Learning will
feature music and stories that have been created collaboratively with veterans in New Mexico.
The concert will be held at the James A. Little Theater (at the New Mexico School for the Deaf) on Friday, October 26th at 7pm. It’s FREE to the public, although we are gratefully taking donations to sustain future collaborations with veterans.
Lifesongs has worked with elders in New Mexico for eleven years with the purpose of dignifying their life experiences, and fostering inter-generational and cross-community connection, through storytelling and music. Our annual concerts present audiences with opportunities to experience transformational life stories and meaningful creative exchange between people of different ages, genders, races and experiences.
2018 is the first year the annual concert exclusively features music and stories created with veterans – the first of many more collaborations and concerts.
One of the songs featured in this year’s concert, El Corrido de Orlando Vigil,
was written in 2017 by army veteran Orlando Vigil, in collaboration with Lifesongs artist Jordan Wax (Lone Piñon). You may view the video at https://vimeo.com/221024669
Although this concert predominantly features the songs and stories of elder veterans, there are planss to work with veterans of all ages in the future, including those involved in recent conflicts.
For more information and to reserve tickets, go to https://bit.ly/Lifesongs .
The concert is free and seating will be by general admission. Attendees are encouraged to reserve their tickets (Wheelchair area seating is also available).