Wed, Jul 19|
Yesod (address will be sent to guests)
Rena Branson, Marni Loffman, and Avra Shapiro in concert
A night of incredible music on the lawn.
Time & Location
Jul 19, 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Yesod (address will be sent to guests), Fairview, NC 28730, USA
About the Event
We're delighted to host a performance by three incredible musicians. Avra Shapiro, Marni Loffman, and Rena Branson are on tour.
(Optional) Farm Tour 6:15-6:50 pm
Concert: 7:00-8:30 pm
Avra (they/them) is a cultural organizer, liberatory educator, musician, and ritualist living on unceded Lenni Lenape in Philadelphia. They were ordained as a Kohenet (Hebrew Priestexx) in 2020 and this greatly informs their work. Their music has been used in Jewish organizations across the country. They are looking forward to serving as the Cantorial Soloist at Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir this coming fall. They are a deep believer in the Torah of sloths. Check out their offerings at kohenetavrashapiro.com.
Marni Loffman is a community-driven musician and educator exploring how to hold complexity and contradiction compassionately. Embodying a unique Jewish voice and beyond, Marni explores emotions on personal and collective levels through their music. Marni is a performer and group facilitator who has worked in a broad range of fields: as a homelessness street outreach specialist, a doula, a Jewish experiential educator and a ritual leader. They are committed to healing Jewish practices, building social-emotional awareness, inspiring paradoxical curiosity and cultivating creative expression. With an MA in Peacebuilding, and extensive training in restorative/transformative justice practices, dialogue/mediation, and trauma healing, Marni’s music rawly navigates the complexities of life and takes contemporary spins on traditional prayer. Marni’s unique musicality, spiritual insight and diverse Jewish experience inspires art and programming rooted in the transformational power of music, improvisation and deep listening. collaborativebeing.com
Rena Branson (they/them) is a Jewish composer, ritual leader, and Reiki practitioner who uplifts personal and collective healing through song. They founded A Queer Nigun Project, which organizes singing opportunities and spiritual nourishment for LGBTQIA+ folks and people in the Jewish community who are incarcerated. Rena writes melodies on commission and offers workshops, concerts, and song circles that weave together original music and Chassidishe nigunim (Hasidic tunes). Over the past year, they produced and released two albums, “Love Is the Ground” and “Undzer Tish,” a collection of nigunim sung by nonbinary artists. You can also hear them sing on a new album of Chabad melodies called Kapelya by RAZA. Learn more at renabranson.com!
Schedule: Arrive by 6:50pm to get seated for the concert or come early (6:15pm) to take a lovely, slow, guided walking tour of the farm.
Directions/Parking: There is limited parking at the farm. We can sell more tickets and welcome more guests if people carpool. Please help us out by carpooling if you can.
Accessible Parking: There is limited accessible parking available by the house, which is closer to the performance site than the general parking area. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve accessible parking.
Accessibility: We will be on a mowed, grassy lawn. There will be both mats and folding chairs available for seating, but feel free to bring your own chair(s) as well. There is a composting toilet and handwashing sink available. There is currently quite a bit of pollen in the air, so plan accordingly if you have allergies. While furry friends are often welcome at events, we ask that you do not bring your dog unless they are a service animal. Please email email@example.com with accessibility requests and questions.
COVID: This event is outdoors and distanced, but please **bring a mask** in case there are times where we need to be in closer proximity.
Weather: This concert is outdoors, so please dress for comfort in the weather. If it looks like rain, we may postpone or cancel. You will receive an email by 2pm on the day of the concert in case of a schedule change. The backup date is July 20.
Pay what you can: Suggested donation is $36. Sliding scale and free tickets are available. Please join us!
You will receive our address upon registration.
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Please reserve 1 ticket per guest. Suggested donation is $36 per person, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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Goes on sale
Jun 01, 12:00 PM