Gray Cox of Fire in the Commons. PHOTO COURTESY OF GRAY COX

Concert aims to build community

BAR HARBOR — Fire in the Commons, an intergenerational music group committed to empowering people through song, will perform a concert at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m.

The group, which features Gary Cox and students from College of the Atlantic, plays music that moves people to sing and to act.

Fire in the Commons performs in concerts, rallies, churches and wherever people gather to work for solidarity, freedom, peace and safeguarding the commons. The group performs a capella arrangements along with songs that include accompanying instrumentation with guitar, bones, conchs and drums.

With their music, they aim to bridge cultures and build community, said a press release. Their music is inspired by singers like Pete Seeger, Violeta Parra, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Emma’s Revolution, Will I Am and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Their lyrics deal with topics like climate change, war, peace, diversity, immigration, consumerism, hope, community building and ecological stewardship.

This concert is free and open to the public. Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected]

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