Boston Music Project Hip Hop Orchestra

A Be the Change Event

In association with a public art piece by artist Jason Talbot

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Physical

Free to public

401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215

https://urbnparks.com/boston/the-green-at-401-park/

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Debuting original musical composition inspired by Jason Talbot’s piece – Our Family Tree

The Boston Music Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ensuring the long-term social-emotional and musical success of children and youth by nurturing creativity, celebrating cultures, and developing civic engagement through quality music education and performance. 

BMP’s vision is to give every child an engaging and fun musical experience, performance opportunities to develop confidence and self-efficacy, high levels of musical proficiency, and a passion for learning that transcends all subjects. We serve youth of all ages to ensure that the following long-term impact goals can become a reality for all students.

For more information information regarding Boston Music Project, please visit: https://www.bostonmusicproject.org/

Be The Change: Jewishly Inspired Public Art

Inspired by the Jewish tenet of justice and drawing from the ritualistic Jewish Tzedakah box, Be the Change is an art and activism initiative.  The tzedakah box (tzedakah is Hebrew for justice) is a small box in which Jews traditionally collect loose change to be donated to the needy, drawing from the core Jewish value of caring for all people. Be the Change rallies the community at-large towards activism and change. Featuring larger than life “tzedakah boxes,” each exploring a different theme of justice. We hope through this that people will become change agents in their own communities.  The project is inspired by conversations between Ruth Messinger, a NYC political activist, and past President and CEO of the American Jewish World Service, a Jewish international development agency working to fight poverty and pursue justice around the world and artist Caron Tabb. Caron’s solo show Humanity is Not a Spectator Sport is currently on view now at the Beacon Gallery and features two tzedakah boxes that have inspired this project. The show will be 6-larger than life justice vessels, or tzedakah boxes in a public location in Boston this Spring.

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