I'll be singing some tunes in Takoma Park this evening as part of Make Music Day! I'm excited to be joining a Django Reinhart inspired jazz group (led by Jeffrey MacMillan) I met at Takoma Porch for some songs at the Gazebo! I see some other friends like Emma Ghaemmaghamy and Lilo Gonzalez are scheduled to sing as well so I hope you can come by and celebrate all the holidays mentioned on the poster with us! If by chance you are free this evening, Tuesday, June 21, we hope you will consider coming to the Takoma Park Gazebo (7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD)---for the first LIVE (outdoors!) Carpe Diem Community Sing in 26 months, after being on Zoom and FB Live since March 2020! We are still strongly recommending masks.
5:30pm---BYO picnic 6:30pm---Music-making and singing
We will be celebrating the Summer Solstice, International Make Music Day! Juneteenth, Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Pride Month, Father's Day, World Refugee Day (June 20) and.... National Accordion Awareness Month!
Joining us will be Ted Porter (kicking off the event with a bagpipe processional!), Eliza Newlin Carney and some of our Hamilton campers (after 2 days of camp), Michele Valeri (of DinoRock fame), Emma G from New Zealand, Lilo Gonzalez, Elise Bryant and members of the DC Labor Chorus, and an awesome band that plays Django Reinhardt-inspired jazz along with favorite swing era favorites, featuring special guest vocalist Flo Anito to wrap up the evening's offerings.