Music is communion, functioning as a door - always inviting into other worlds. Religious hymns, folk songs, protest chants, rhythms from other cultures, and every other form of music are more than vibrations on the ear. They are keys to unlocking cultures unknown. Once unlocked, a world of new customs, languages, ways of thinking about the world open up. A bridge is built connecting the individual to the world, allowing “the other” to become “the known.”
Avant leaps from the proverbial page and into the community’s ears. These first two free concerts to the community are the beginnings of a musical series unchained from genre and open to exploration. Opportunities and possibilities to explore music that wouldn’t normally find its way to Jacksonville. Music that defies explanation, music that beckons to be heard.
These performances are the inaugural events of Avant,, a new initiative bringing interesting music to Jacksonville. Avant serves as a call-to-action. Can we, as individuals and as a community, listen to new music with curiosity and imagination? Might that experience help us to listen to one another on a deeper level? Can we commune, explore new vibrations, and grow deeper together? Ears open... this is Avant.
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