Songs for the Children of Resistance (& Their Grownups)
A sing-a-long concert in the tradition of Pete Seeger, celebrating community, family, and resistance. Join folk favorites The Nields (with special guests Local Chorus) for this kid-friendly evening to benefit the Rosenberg Fund for Children (www.rfc.org).
* Hosted by Congregation B’Nai Israel, 253 Prospect St., Northampton, MA (on-site parking)
* Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:00
* Suggested donation at the door (no advanced tix) $15 adults, $5 kids 12 & under, $30 family max
The Easthampton, MA-based RFC is a non-profit foundation started by the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, that helps kids in the U.S. whose parents have been targeted because of their progressive activism. The RFC also assists youth in this country who’ve experienced repression because of their own organizing.
The Nields (sisters Katryna and Nerissa, www.nields.com), are a dynamic folk duo based in western MA. The primary inspiration behind their latest album, XVII, was Nerissa and Katryna’s hero, Pete Seeger, who died in January of 2014. His love of sharing music and his passion for justice had been a part of their lives since before they were born (their parents fell in love at a Pete Seeger concert). His death affected them profoundly.
Local Chorus was founded in 2015 by Nerissa Nields, whose members are kids ages 5-14. Its mission is to bring joy to the community through music and performance with a focus on doing benefits for organizations that make the world a better place.