LOOSELY WOVEN joins with AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
FREE CONCERT in AVALON – SUNDAY 6th AUG. 4 p.m.
“ GOING HOME “
The local music group “LOOSELY WOVEN”, led by Wayne Richmond, will be giving a free community concert in Avalon Baptist Church (2 George St.) on Sunday 6th Aug at 4 p.m
Wayne Richmond, the leader of the group, is one of the Peninsula’s inspirational leaders in giving live music to the community . Wayne and his musicians have been contributing to Amnesty’s great work for more than 20 years and helping those who suffer injustice ,unfair imprisonment , torture, execution and other human rights abuse.
- GOING HOME is named from the opening song from Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
- Most of us are human rights supporters and will love to hear Australian singer Sissy Higgins’ heart-rending song ‘Oh Canada’ written in response to the tragedy of Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi whose 3 year old body was washed up on a Turkish beach after he and his family attempted to reach a Greek island on their way to Canada. Graham Moore’s song ‘New Frontier’ celebrates all those who struggle to build a better world. ‘Anchor Me’ is a New Zealand song adapted by Greenpeace to commemorate the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior in 1985. Great songs for a human rights concert!
- Amongst the performers this time is a young man from Tanzania who has taught the group two of his own songs.
It was nice meeting you
- Additional Australian songs include:
Small Things (The Audreys)
Down City Streets (Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter)
Rayya’s Lament (Ian Ross Williams – brother of Loosely Woven performer Meredith Williams)
- Well known items will include:
All I ever need is you (Sonny & Cher)
Bei Mir Bist Shein (Israel)
Bright Side of the Road (Van Morrison)
Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
The Rose (Bette Midler)
Black Velvet Band (fabulous arrangement of a well known folk song)
Leaving on a jet plane
- Instruments this time will include flutes, saxophones, clarinets, trumpet, recorders, harp, concertina, melodicas, glockenspiel, xylophone, guitars, keyboard and percussion
Some comments on previous concerts from reviewer Paul Cruise:
“Loosely Woven again demonstrated their uncanny ability to encompass the gamut of human experience in a single performance.
Leader Wayne Richmond and his talented crew took their audience to many places – some enchanting, some disturbing, some hilarious, some mournful; I felt I’d been given a grand tour of my own heart. What more could you ask of a night out? “* .
Loosely Woven encourage audience participation in their concerts which are always lots of fun,and you can enjoy a musical treat and also support human rights by coming because voluntary donations will go to Amnesty International
Avalon Amnesty International group works for the rights of:-
refugees and asylum seekers; indigenous people, many victims of unjust treatment; those at risk of torture and execution;and to gain human rights for disadvantaged people all over the world.
We will have a table with information and petitions
Free Concert: “GOING HOME” (Loosely Woven)
Free: afternoon tea
Date: Sunday 6th Aug. 4p.m.
Place: Avalon Baptist Church – 2 George St.
Voluntary Donations: Avalon Amnesty International Group