Women of the Congo: Songs of Oppression… Songs of HopeApril 30, 4 p.m. Concertat the First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington Chapel38 South Winooski Avenue in Burlington
Soloist Caroline Rood will be accompanied by UVM Music Professor and Director of Music at First Congregational UCC of Burlington, David Neiweem on piano, in a concert at the First Congregational Church Chapel, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.
The event will feature a dance performance Ellie Wallace and Corey Camerlengo of Spotlight Studio.
Ms. Rood, well known as a singer of classical, sacred and contemporary music, has selected songs that reflect the oppression of women in the D.R. Congo and musical pieces that lift up new found hope.
A free will offering, in support of the mission and work of the Vermont Ibutwa Initiative (VIBI) working with women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will be invited at the event. VIBI’s mission includes health care access, education for children and youth and sustainable livelihood programs for women.
Cleophace Mukeba, Director of the Vermont Ibutwa Initiative will give brief reflections about life in the D.R. Congo and the hopeful mission and work of VIBI between some of the songs.
All are invited!