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Songs of Hope

Songs of Hope

Sylvia Adalman Faculty Recital Series

With social justice issues, reality is not as simple as we might want to believe. The project Songs of Hope: Unveiling Darkness dives into uncomfortable, but important, issues pervading our society today with the intentions of sharing stories about some of the world’s dark injustices through music and visual arts. This multi-media concert is centered around a live musical performance featuring stories and artwork from four social justice categories: marginalized youth, undocumented immigrants, refugees, and human trafficked victims. Moments of speaking are intertwined with the music to give the audience background information, and statistic.

The goal of this project is for the message to be shared in order to foster awareness among the general populace, with the hope that knowledge will lead to change. Moreover, relationships with local & national agencies offer avenues for the public to learn how they can engage in an area where they are passionate.

Carl DuPont, baritone
Elizabeth G. Hill, piano
Jason Terry, piano
Angela Yoon, soprano
Jasmine L. Blanks Jones, speaker and moderator

Joshua Davie Davis: S.O.S. (Songs of Struggle)
Henry Mollicone: Sueños de Esperanza
Milad Yousufi: Refugee
Lynnsey J. Lambrecht: Rescued
Spiritual (arr. Hairston): Don’t Feel No-Ways Tired

The audience is invited to join the artists and Dr. Jasmine Jones Blanks for a conversation reflecting on the program and the impact of human trafficking in our local communities.

This performance will be livestreamed; use the link below to access the stream.

This performance is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission. Masking is optional for all patrons. Please review COVID safety guidelines under JHU policy.

Songs of Hope

Leith Symington Griswold Hall