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November 20 @ 7:30 pm $20
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Windborne has been called the most exciting vocal group in a generation. With a 20-year background studying polyphonic music around the world, Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan share a vibrant energy onstage with a blending of voices that can only come from decades of friendship alongside dedicated practice. The ensemble shifts effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional song, drawing their audience along on a journey that spans continents and centuries, illuminating and expanding on the profound power and variation of the human voice. Windborne’s captivating show draws on the singers’ deep roots in traditions of vocal harmony, while the uniqueness of their artistic approach brings old songs into the present. Known for the innovation of their arrangements, Windborne creates harmonies that are bold and anything but predictable. But there’s another, crucial dimension to Windborne that guides and roots their artistry. They are adherents to folk music’s longtime alliance with social activism, labor and civil rights, and other movements that champion the oppressed, the poor, and the disenfranchised. Their songs burst with lyrics that, while penned decades or centuries ago, still ring true in modern times, and Windborne’s dynamic harmonies breathe new life into these songs.