2pm-5pm Sunday, December 7th
$10 suggested donation, pay what you can.
Join us for The Recyclery’s first ever concert! A cozy Sunday afternoon gathering. Medicine Bear and the Herbal Remedies will play a set, followed by the debut of remarkable local trio, the Jovan Mihailovic Folk Orchestra, in two sets! Your ears will thank you!
Between the second and third sets we will have a presentation about environmental awareness by Rev. Dr. Terry Gallagher entitled “Can We Change Our Story.” It is a very dynamic and informative talk and we are thrilled that he is able to make it!
Invite your friends via our Facebook event page.
About the bands:
The Jovan Mihailovic Folk Orchestra features three virtuosic violinists including Jovan himself, an octogenarian renaissance man- a living archive of Balkan folk music. They will delight us all with astounding arrangements of folk music from Serbia, and neighboring countries. Medicine Bear and the Herbal Remedies plays original music that is folky, bluesy, and sublime.
About “Can We Change Our Story:”
Stories frame and even help to form our life paths. Rebecca Solnit, in her work The Faraway Nearby, expresses the power of stories:
“We think we tell stories, but stories often tell us, tell us to love or to hate, to see or be blind. Often, too often, stories saddle us, ride us, whip us onward, tell us what to do, and we do it without questioning. The task of learning to be free requires learning to hear them, to pause and hear silence, to name them, and then to become the storyteller.”
As we proceed deeper into the 21st century, evidence continues to accumulate which confirms that our modern society’s unsustainable path of consuming dwindling natural resources is destructive to the living systems of earth and harmful to the future of our children and grandchildren. In this presentation, we will examine some of the current stories of our society and ponder how a new story might help us re-imagine how we perceive the world, our place within it, and our highest priorities
The Jovan Mihailovic Folk Orchestra is:
Sam Hyson: Violin
Lucia Thomas: Violin
Jovan Mihailovic: Violin
Medicine Bear and the Herbal Remedies is:
Jerry Van Dyk (aka Medicine Bear): Guitar, vocals
Katie Bender: Violin, Vocals
Tzippora Rhodes: Accordion, flute, tin whistle, vocals
Rev. Dr. Terry Gallagher is a Climate Leader with The Climate Reality Project