Down in the Reeds Series
The team behind the Down in the Reeds festival presents two musical experiences that highlight the healing power of music and DC’s cultural diversity.
Nov. 7: Songs for the Times with B.E. Farrow and Friends: Join B.E. Farrow and Plebeians with the team behind Down in the Reeds for a video performance of three classic songs that reflect this tumultuous era. There will be a short discussion of each song followed by a live arrangement and performance of each song. The songs include a Bob Dylan tune, Bill Wither’s “Take It All In and Check It All Out,” and an original anti-war song by B.E. Farrow dedicated to Clara Barton. Themes explore how misguided moneyed interests have a role in civic decay, and vigilance in how we perceive our world, and the senselessness of war. The video will be posted on our YouTube channel and highlighted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Time: Throughout the day, 11:30 am to 3 pm, on Instagram Live.
Nov. 15: Weaving of Sound & Being: An artfully crafted sound healing concert journey of meditation, live music, and movement, by three founding members of the Down in the Reeds family. Get cozy in your own home and join Artis Moon (the Boundless Eclectic), Donne Lewis (Wychdokta), & Jeneen Piccuirro (Soul Voyage Studio) for an intriguing hour of bliss — a sound bath performance. Relax to the soothing sounds & healing vibrations of Gong, singing bowls, wooden flute, drums, and more. Treat yourself to a live audiovisual meditation experience. Several percussionists will create a soothing sound bath performance at Boiler Plant at The Parks at Walter Reed. The performance will be filmed and posted on our YouTube channel and highlighted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Artists will use bowls, strings, and percussion for a soothing performance perfect as a meditation backdrop.
Time: 3:30 pm, on Instagram Live.
Down in the Reeds is a day-long fall festival celebrating the power of music to heal across culture and community. The inaugural festival took place in October 2019, but the pandemic put the 2020 festival on hold. The organizers of Down in the Reeds have curated these unique musical experiences with local artists to underscore the ability of music to heal at the micro and macro levels, especially during these stressful times. To learn more about Down in the Reeds, visit downinthereeds.com.