April 23, 7-8 PM
Feeling socially distant? Isolated? Down about the cancelled concerts and events you were looking forward to this spring? As we stay at home to keep our families and communities healthy, it’s more important than ever to stay connected – and we at ARTivism Virginia prefer to connect through art.
Starting Thursday, April 9th, and continuing every other Thursday, the SUN SiNG Collective will be broadcasting from their respective locations across Virginia for “SUN SiNG iN PLACE: Thursday Night Bi-Weekly Concert Series.” We’ll be bringing you an hour of music, spoken word, pipeline updates and action opportunities straight to your living room, kitchen, or wherever you may be tuning in from, every other Thursday!
TUNE IN HERE from 7PM to 8PM every other Thursday night:
We’ll be broadcasting music from individual Collective members and those they’re quarantined with, as well as guest ARTivists and leaders in the fight against the Mountain Valley, Atlantic Coast, and MVP Southgate pipelines, and other threatening fracked gas infrastructure in our region.
Each concert, we’ll be posting information about our guests and partners in the work, so stay tuned on this page for updates!
The SUN SiNG Collective is a group of musicians and visual artists formed in 2019 to create, record, and perform original material to support the work of the broad, deep, and growing coalition fighting fracked gas infrastructure. The group, led by co-producers Graham Smith-White and Kay Ferguson, collectively arranged and remotely recorded “To The River”, and original song by member Joshua Vana, using the Sun Bus, an off-road vehicle with solar-powered recording and concert-level sound capability.
Their work last spring culminated at the SUN SiNG Concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the music ensemble has continued to show up to support those fighting for environmental justice in our region.
Tune in! We look forward to seeing you and connecting through song – until we win!
Be sure to check out the ARTivism Virginia page for our alternating Thursday night events – STREET SiNG Workshops!
SUN SiNG iN PLACE: An ARTivism Virginia Concert
Producer: Joshua Vana
Technical Director: Graham Smith-White
Co-producers: SUN SiNG Collective members BJ Lark, Camry Harris, Emily Blankenship-Tucker, Gabe Gavin, Graham Smith-White, Laney Sullivan, Lilly Bechtel, and Joshua Vana, ARTivism Virginia Co-Director Kay Ferguson
Projects of SUN SiNG Collective members:
Camry Harris: Camry Drummer Harris
Emily Blankenship-Tucker: www.afterjackband.com
Gabe Gavin: Bhakti Boyz, Positive Collective
Graham Smith-White: www.solarpoweredmusic.com
Laney Sullivan: www.holyrivermusic.com
Lilly Bechtel: www.instagram.com/__night__teacher__/
Joshua Vana: https://norajanestruthers.bandcamp.com/album/bright-lights-long-drives-first-words (lead guitar)
Brazilian born Ana Galeli is a singer-songwriter that currently lives in Silver Spring, MD with a bent towards indie-pop. Galeli reached positive reception on her collaborations with electronic DJs, Foxa on the Sony Sweden released track “With You” and DJ Wout on their somber and eclectic cover of the 80s smash hit, “(I Just) Died In Your Arms,” receiving national radio air-play in Belgium, 2019. Her sultry low tones blended with a wide range of pop vocals are essential to her melancholic and cinematic sound paired with themes of deliverance.
Loby, a member of the College Park, MD community, first came onto the scene in 2018 with “Sorority Girl”, a captivating record that draws influence from The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, and Sabrina Claudio. Following this successful release, Loby has continued to expose his vulnerabilities with his unique and personal storytelling. Loby uses elements from various genres and wants to reinvent the R&B scene by mixing the classics while also tying in smooth, sensual, and ambient sounds to create a vibe of his own.
A singer, song writer, and producer from Broward County, Florida. CatchTwentyTwo breaks away from the accustomed routine of music of today’s times, and instead chooses to focus on what matters most, the expression of emotion in its authentic form. Often soft-spoken and invariably sullen in his vocal style, the pop artist delves into deeper themes of romance, confusion, and anger. We interviewed him too!