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FORJ Live Concert with Dan + Claudia Zanes next Wednesday, Feb. 17th from 6:30pm - 7:30pm!

Updated: May 19, 2021

Hi Franklin Families, We hope that you can join us for an exciting event next week: Family Friendly FORJ Live ZOOM Concert Wednesday, February 17th, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm


with Dan and Claudia Zanes

In honor of Black History Month, FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) is inviting Grammy award-winning children’s performer Dan Zanes and Haitian-American music therapist/jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes for a family-friendly FORJ event.

Dan and Claudia perform songs in folk tradition, with a focus on community, hope, and light. They plant the seeds for families to have discussions about race, and their music introduces kids to important leaders like John Lewis. They focus on progress and inclusion and all of their concerts sensory-friendly.

When a national state of emergency was declared in March 2020, Dan and Claudia started their Social Isolation Song Series. For 200 days, to stay connected and uplift others, they performed a different song every day. This series of videos is in the Library of Congress.

Dan and Claudia released an award-winning songbook entitled Dan Zanes’ House Party: A Family Roots Music Treasury in 2018. In 2017 they were commissioned by the Kennedy Center commissioned Claudia and Dan to create a theater piece for young audiences which was called Night Train 57: A Sensory Friendly Comic Folk Opera.

To learn more, visit Dan and Claudia Zane's website at ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT OUT THE DAY OF THE EVENT TO FAMILIES THAT RSVP!

-The Franklin PTO

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