Knoxville’s old harp singers taught Jeremy Shipp to sing, using an oblong shape-note tune book published in Knoxville in 1867. Old harp is the tradition and community of singing from this book. If you show up, you’re a singer. Each singer takes a turn choosing a song and leading it from the center of the hollow square, and the unaccompanied four-part harmony is a raw, visceral, ancient sound. There is no audience, only singers... and a potluck dinner on the grounds.
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BY CHARLOTTE TOLLEY
@ VOL 14
ON FEB 12, 2015
Charlotte Tolley has served as the director of the Market Square Farmers’ since its inception in 2004. She describes the history and growth of the MSFM and how it has built community in Knoxville, and how it informed the start of its new umbrella organization, Nourish Knoxville. As a 501c3 organization, Nourish Knoxville is cultivating relationships between farmers, artisanal producers, and the community through connections local food.
Making Knoxville Dementia Friendly
BY ANGELA GRANT
@ VOL 20
ON AUG 18, 2016
In this presention Angela Grant speaks about a grassroots movement to make Knoxville the first dementia friendly city in the US. Alzheimer’s and dementia are thieves…they steal memories, finances, independence, and relationships. Norm MacNamera of Torquay, England started this movement and it finally landed in Knoxville. The Purple Cities Alliance is working to make Knoxville dementia friendly through basic educational trainings, hospital bracelets and public events. They were featured in Parade magazine and that exposure caused other cities across the US to get involved and join the cause.
A Journey in Music
BY ALAN KOR LOONG LAU
@ VOL 4
ON APR 15, 2017
As Forrest Gump said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” For 12-year-old Alan Kor Loong Lau, newly marooned in a boarding school and away from home for the first time, a bid to escape the rigors of school sport or uniformed groups led him into the school choir room, an encounter which was to change his life forever.
Ostensibly a personal journey into discovering music and singing, A Journey in Music is also about how big things start small, and the importance of random accidents.
The Mediaeval Welsh Harp: The Robert ap Huw manuscript
BY JACK SHUTTLEWORTH
@ VOL 33
ON OCT 03, 2017
Jack Shuttleworth unearths a medieval music manuscript for the Welsh Harp and gentle caresses the audience with the beautiful music from hundreds of years ago.
1 Hour From Knoxville
Within a one-hour drive of PechaKucha Knoxville are so many odd, quirky, hidden, strange, extraordinary, and bizarre things to see that it would be impossible to cram them all into six minutes and 40 seconds. But Ken Smith will do his best to try.