Voices from the Heart sings what they feel, and feels what they sing with 200 a cappella women’s voices tonight at 4 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. at South Church. As director Joanne Connolly and singers prepare for their musical/humanitarian trip to South Africa, they take the Portsmouth audience on a musical adventure of South African and American music.
“I Can’t Keep Quiet” was written by California performance artist MILCK and sung at the Women’s March in D.C. in January of this year. MILCK gives this music freely encouraging women to not keep quiet. South African celebration songs and anti-apartheid pieces will rally the audience complete with djembe drumming, uulating, and dance! Guest artist and “on-fire” singer songwriter, Joyce Andersen, will be on hand to lead the chorus and audience in finding “Common Ground”…. she says “it’s holy ground, it’s sacred ground” and that common ground is what is needed now. Connolly says, “South African audiences will be looking for deeply American music from Voices during their two week summer of 2018 tour, and so we will include GREAT American tunes including Gospel music, Native American music, an exciting Huddie Ledbetter tune with body percussion, and a Wailin’ Jennys song ….among others!”
Along with Voices and Joyce Andersen, Randy Armstrong and Drumamma will be on hand to ramp up the beat! This concert is sure to lift the spirit and definitely encourage people not to be quiet!
Don’t miss Voices from the Heart and “Can’t Keep Quiet!!” Tickets are sure to sell out and are available now in Portsmouth at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth at 142 Fleet Street, and, on line, at brownpapertickets.com or at the Voices website, voicesfromtheheart.org. $12 in advance, and $15 at the door. Call (207) 451-9346 with any questions.