The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Music and Protest – a Panel Discussion with Public Q&A

Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford
Autorino Center for the Arts at the University of Saint Joseph

Musicians have often used their voice to speak against war and injustice, such as Pablo Casals’s protest against fascism in Spain and Soviet-era artists risking censorship and arrest. The music of composers Ameen Mokdad and Jessie Montgomery continue that tradition of protesting the violence of war and giving voice to the depths of the African American experience. Allan Ballinger and Kenneth Long will be joined by Aaron Jaffaris and Byron Au Yong, creators of the Activist Songbook, and Ameen Mokdad, musician activist in Baghdad, Iraq. Together they will discuss music and protest.

This is an entirely virtual event. You may reserve a virtual ticket at no cost. Upon reserving your virtual ticket, you will receive an exclusive link to our interactive room and virtual program. We look forward to interacting with you throughout the panel discussion, and you are welcome to join conversation via the comments section, or by coming on screen at designated times.

54% of the arts workforce in the United States has been lost since March 2020, making collaboration among organizations vital. The 2020-2021 season series Musicians on the Frontlines is presented as a partnership between Cuatro Puntos and the Autorino Center for the Arts at the University of Saint Joseph. Thank you for continuing to support the arts by attending our events!

Cuatro Puntos Ensemble is the artist-in-residence at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT

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