[Re]Creation Open Studio
As a part of the Boston Harbor [re]creation Artists-in-Residency program, Kera M. Washington will be living on Georges Island over the summer and creating her piece. "In the Harbor, Freedom Sings" will be created by Washington who will metaphorically trace the footprints of African and Native (Indigenous) Americans who walked on and in the Boston Harbor Islands. Washington will compose songs and rhythms inspired by music that was written by early activists and abolitionists during and/or about pre-Emancipation Boston-based struggles for freedom. Through percussion workshops and public performances on George’s Island, Washington will explore the messages in this music that are relevant today, and share this (new) music and creation with visitors of the islands. This music and its messages of inspiration will speak to the continuing struggles for liberty that African and Native (Indigenous) Americans still experience today. The Open Studios for this project will be on George’s Island on Saturday August 11, 2-4:30.