Dec 7, 2019
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
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“Before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr, before Nelson Mandela, there was Paul Robeson.”

First Parish Lexington and First Church Belmont Unitarian Universalist are proud to present internationally acclaimed baritone and peace activist Anthony Brown in the multimedia musical documentary I GO ON SINGING: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Words & Songs.

Featuring some of Robeson’s most beloved songs, I Go On Singing reveals the artistic, political and intellectual achievements of the American patriot. Accompanied by Simon Andrews (Belmont) and narrated by Lexington icon Regie Gibson (First Parish), Anthony Brown presents Robeson as a towering figure in American history and a champion for peace and human rights.  Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger makes three video appearances, discussing his friendship with Robeson and the music they shared. More information can be found at anthonybrownbaritone.net.

The event will be a fundraiser for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Dorchester, MA. The concert has been underwritten by the Social Action committees of First Parish Lexington and First Church Belmont, so 100% of the proceeds of the concert will go to Louis D. Brown to further their work of “Transforming Society’s Response to Homicide”. Tickets are not required. Suggested donation, $20