24-Hour Protest Song with Daniel Bernard Roumain: Call to Artists and Activists

Oct 2nd, 2019

Calling all musicians, composers, dancers, actors, authors, poets, painters, students, professors, politicians, legislators, leaders, influencers, advocates, and more. How will you protest?

The Flynn, the University of Vermont Lane Series, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra introduce a season-long collaboration with violinist/composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). Over the course of the 2019-20 season, DBR will visit Vermont for five week-long residencies designed to connect our community, celebrate both our individuality and commonality, and present a view of a world made richer through diversity. Join DBR for the creation of an improvised, collaborative 24-hour performance piece outside City Hall. He will perform the entire 24-hour stretch, jamming with local participants on Church Street and connecting virtually with artists across the country. As the son of Haitian immigrants, DBR will protest discriminatory immigration laws in the U.S. What will you protest? All art forms, ages, and abilities are welcome.

24-Hour Protest Song with Daniel Bernard Roumain on Church Street, outside City Hall, from Thursday, October 24 at 12 pm to Friday, October 25 at 12 pm.

“Performances are our last, precious bastion of democracy. I’m honored and excited by this opportunity to exercise what I believe is one of the greatest gifts of democracy: our right to assemble, and protest.” —DBR

Participant Information

Fill out the inquiry form by Monday, October 14.

  • No prep and no rehearsal needed.
  • All acts must be acoustic/low-tech. One wired mic will be     available.
  • Participants will receive a 30 minute time slot to protest and jam     with Daniel.
  • Final time slots will be assigned no later than Monday, October 21.

Questions? Contact Madeline Bell at mbell@flynncenter.org.

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