ACTIVISM AND THE ARTS
The Java Barn and The Weave are collaborating to host Thousands of One on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th.
Thousands of One hails from Ithaca, NY and has released two full length CDs and has made four national tours. A band born to change society through music, Thousands of One core members' first gig was in a maximum-security youth prison. At one point, Jhakeem Haltom gave the mic to one of the inmates who let his voice be heard.
Chris Kocher discusses Thousands of One: "Expect the band to either blow the roof off the joint or burn the place down. Well ... not literally. But the Ithaca-based rock/hip-hop/reggae/ soul collective likely will ratchet up the intensity... The band's potent musical blend keeps audiences bouncing to funky rhymes about universal brotherhood and our collective destinies."
Thousands of One will begin their stay at St. Lawrence visiting the Protest Music FYS taught by Professor John Collins. They will take part in student performances and discuss writing protest music with the class. They will attend The Weave's first “Big Conversation” at 4 PM at the Java Barn as part of the Big Questions series on The Weave’s website. Big Questions is simply recorded interviews about big questions not often asked in American mainstream media.
Check out www.weavenews.org for more information. This event is free and open to the public.
On Saturday, March 24th, they will perform at the Java Barn from 10 PM-2 AM. As always, this event is free and open to the public!