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UUCB Concerts for a Cause: Emma’s Revolution

Date/Time
10/22/16
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
1 Middle Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

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UUCB Concerts for a Cause
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Emma’s Revolution

 Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
1 Middle Street, Brunswickemmasrev-cropped-sm3

Emma’s Revolution is a classic, globetrotting duo comprised of activist singer/songwriters Sandy O and Pat Humphries. Their music is progressive, socially-conscious and shot-through with intelligence and cutting humor. One reviewer describes them this way: “Smart, funny and informative. Like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars.”

With hauntingly beautiful harmonies and powerful acoustic instrumentals that deliver the energy and strength of their convictions, Emma’s Revolution creates new standards in the art of social justice. Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near.

Their song “Peace, Salaam, Shalom” is sung around the world and has been called the anthem of the anti-war movement. “If I Give Your Name” won Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the band’s music has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, Pacifica’s “Democracy Now!” and “The Thom Hartman Show”.

In the spirit of Emma Goldman’s famous attribution, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution,” Emma’s Revolution brings their uprising of truth, hope and a dash of healthy irreverence to concerts and peace & justice, labor, human rights, environmental, LGBT and women’s rights events around the world. Touring over 200 days a year, Emma’s Revolution has performed at hundreds of events from Canada, Chile, Korea, Scotland, England, Israel/Palestine, Nicaragua, Cuba, and throughout the US spreading their message of peace and justice. Emma’s Revolution consistently delivers performances that are an uprising of hope and harmony so powerful audiences leap to their feet.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door.  Available at the church office (729-8515), Gulf of Maine Books, or online at http://emmasrevolution.com/live/.  Monies raised from the concert will benefit the programming of the church and local charities.  Last year the UU Church raised $10,000 and provided a gift of $2,000 to each of the following charities:  Midcoast Hunger Prevention, Tedford Housing, The Gathering Place, Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine, and Boys to Men.

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