An inspiring sing-along at Democracy Cafe, where 50 activists of all ages gathered for a fun afternoon of art, music and politics. The Freedom Singers led a medley of songs for a better world, including the two tunes heard in this video: "De colores" and “Building Bridges”.
"De colores" is a Mexican folk song dating back to the 16th century. It became an unofficial anthem of the Farm Worker Movement and is a celebration of all creation with its many bright colors: "Y por eso los grandes amores De muchos colores me gustan a mí." means “And that’s why the great love of many colors is pleasing to me.” Learn morehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Colores
“Building Bridges” was written by Wayne Lechner. It invites all bridge builders to answer the call. See the lyrics here: freedomsingers-gonnatakeusall.yolasite.com/Songs.php
This short video clip was shot by Phyllis Florin with her iPhone on the deck of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, on February 18, 2018. It’s not very long, but gives a good sense of what that scene was like: a lot of nice folks coming together through the power of song.
I love that so many young people joined us: this gave us a chance to step out of our respective bubbles to join our voices, hearts and minds for an afternoon. This mix of creative activities builds community and goodwill: it is our best hope for building a better world.
Democracy Cafe is a series of free creative and civic events led by Fabrice Florin and a growing community of activists and artists in Marin. We think making art, playing music and talking with people of all ages and backgrounds can build mutual understanding and engage us to take meaningful political action together. Learn more: fabriceflorin.com/democracy-cafe
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