Eleanor Dubinsky - Gibney
Week of July 14, 2020
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Moving Toward Justice Cohort Member

White woman playing guitar into a microphone.

Eleanor Dubinsky

One of NPR Alt.Latino’s four 2018 picks for New Spring Music, Eleanor Dubinsky is a “multilingual musician who can capture the emotions and soul of a community in a song.” (NPR Weekend Edition). A vocalist, guitarist and cellist, Dubinsky writes and performs in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Her presentation of original songs alongside her multifaceted band is an engaging blend of world-beats, jazz and pop music met with emotionally forthright songwriting. In the words of Tom Pryor (Songlines, Afropop) expect “A joyous, uplifting and deeply generous performance…this is music as medicine for your soul.” 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Our Voices, Our Songs

Our Voices, Our Songs (OVOS) will create a 10-song album with 8-10 adolescent novice songwriters, most of whom are recently arrived Unaccompanied Immigrant Children (UIC) from Central America. OVOS participants are clients of project partner Terra Firma (Montefiore Medical Center), a nationally recognized medical-legal partnership providing medical, psychological, and legal services to young immigrants. OVOS aims to amplify participants’ voices via autobiographical songwriting, foregrounding their lived experiences in a new album of their original songs. In an era of increased marginalization of new immigrants, OVOS aims to empower UIC while generating a more informed and inclusive conversation about immigration, to be shared with the public via the release of their album, live performances and outreach activities based in their music.

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