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The Tune In Festival: A Convergence of Music and Poetry in a Time of Change


October 28, 2020 • 7:00 pm - October 31, 2020 PDT

The Tune In Festival is a four-day convening of musicians and poets from across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. More than 20 artists and ensembles will come together in cross-cultural solidarity to pay respect to the time-honored tradition of music and poetry as a source of resilience, protest and inspiration. The festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 28th with a tribute to the late Pete Seeger by Kronos Quartet, San Francisco’s string quartet; David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Sunny Yang (cello). The quartet will be joined by award-winning Los Angeles choral ensemble Tonality, L.A.-based singer-songwriter Jolie Holland, folk singer Lee Knight and Ethio-American singer-songwriter Meklit.

The Tune-In concept was created by executive and artistic director Kristy Edmunds in 2008 as a response to the financial collapse and premiered at the Park Avenue Armory. “Tune In is the voice of revolution — of right now and of what has been fought against by Black and Brown people since forever. What these music-makers and poets address through their lives and experiences are the anthems of ENOUGH and finding ways to move us into the change we have always known to be urgent,” said Edmunds.

Full schedule on CAP UCLA’s website.