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News & Events
"Seeking Lives of Purpose"
'DEIS Impact Event Series
with Jane Sapp and Don West
Blog post: Five Misconceptions about the Field of Community Cultural Development
Reflection from a national meeting
Meeting about new independent study/ internship opportunity:
Cultural Work and Social Transformation
Gallery of Works
The following is a selected gallery of works by and about Jane Sapp. Click on the section titles to view each individually, or click "expand all" below.
- "Someone Sang for Me” by Julie Akeret (Filmmakers Library 2002).
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- "Carry It On: Songs of America’s Working People" (with Pete Seeger and Si Kahn, 1985).
- "We've All Got Stories: Songs from the Dream Project" (recording of 21 kids from 6 states of multicultural backgrounds and communities performing songs written in workshops with Jane Sapp. Project director, music coordinator, co-producer, 1996).
- "Take a Look at My People" (solo album, 1983).
- "The Children of Selma: Who Will Speak for the Children?" (featuring original, contemporary civil rights from the Children of Selma. Co-producer, 1988).
- "Movin' On" (2005).
- List of songs on which Jane Sapp contributed
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- Jane Sapp, Autobiography
- Jane Sapp and Cindy Cohen, "The Group of Eighteen," cultural facilitation for the Bert and Mary Meyer Foundation, 1995.
- Folk Traditions of Greene County, Life Magazine.
- “Cultural Work - A Powerful Resource for Change, ” Jane Sapp. In “Global Partnerships for Education—Cultural Work Institute, June 2001.” Institute report, The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, Brandeis University, Waltham MA, 2002, p.6-9.
- "Creative Approaches to Coexistence, Reconciliation and Development." Cohen, Cynthia. Analysis and recommendations from the online project "Recasting Reconciliation through Culture and the Arts: A Virtual Collection," Brandeis University, 2005.
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- “Origins and Development of Black Gospel Music in Black People and Their Culture," published by the African Diaspora Program of the Smithsonian Institution, 1977.
- "Culture: the Roots of Community Spirit and Power," printed by the Highlander Research and Education Center, New Market, TN, 1989.
- MS Magazine, interview with Jane Sapp and concert review, May 1992 issue.
- Life Magazine, "FoIklife Along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway,'' (an article on Jane Sapp's research and folklife study in Alabama and Mississippi), August 1982.
- "The Center for Cultural and Community Development" in "A Tradition That Has No Name" (a major scholarly study of Jane Sapp as cultural worker) written by Mary Belenky, Lynne A. Bond and Jacqueline S. Weinstock, Basic Books, New York, 1997.
- "Music and Emancipatory Learning in Three Community Education Programs," (Jane Sapp's work is featured in this book) Gwendolyn Kaltoft, Teacher's College Press, NY.
- "Educating Leaders for Social Transformation," (includes Jane Sapp's work Dean G. Elias, Teacher's College Press, New York, 1993.
- BBC Documentary, "The Promised Land," a five part series broadcast on the Discovery Channel in the U.S., used song ("Movin' On") by Jane Sapp as the theme song for the series.
- Featured on the Garrison Keillor Show, NPR, 1994.
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- Carnegie Hall (with Pete Seeger), New York, NY, 1983.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (with Pete Seeger), Cambridge, MA, 2000.
- Chapman University, Orange, CA, 1999.
- Chitauqua Institute, Chitauqua, NY, 1993.
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1996.
- Popular Educators Conference, Tucson, AZ, 1999.
- University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1999.
- Iron Horse, Northampton, MA, 1989, 92, 94.
- Village Vanguard, New York, NY, 1984.
- Harvard University ('Harvaid' concert for divestment), Cambridge, MA.
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1988, 90, 91, 92.
- Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA, 1988, 1991.
- Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY, 1984.
- York University, Toronto, Canada, 1992.World’s Fair, Knoxville, TN, 1986.
- National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA. 1994, 96.
- American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts, Falmouth, MA, 1993.
- Peace Church, Portland, ME, 1993, 94, 96.
- Lesley College, Cambridge, MA, 1998.
- Chicago Folk Festival, Chicago, IL, 1985.
- University of New England, Biddeford, ME,1988,1996.
- Teamsters for a Democratic Union, Detroit, MI, 1989.
- National Women’s Music Festival, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1977, 78, 79, 80, 82.
- Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver, BC, 1997.
- Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1998.
- Goddard College, Montpelier, VT, 1998.
- Communiversity, Bath, ME, 1998.
- St. Paul's Academy, NH, 1990, 1991.
- United Farmers and Ranchers Congress, Denver, CO. Concert, Boulder, CO, 1985.
- Brearley School, New York, NY, 1984.
- Campaign for Human Development (75th Anniversary), Chicago, IL, 1995.
- Boise University, Boise, Idaho.
- Clearwater Festival, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1982, 85, 90, 1992.
- Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1995.
- Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1978.
- American Friends Service, Martin Luther King Day, Northampton, MA, 1990, 1998.
- Gospel Requiem in Memory of the Middle Passage, First Church, Northampton, MA, 1997.
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- Workshop Facilitator: Cultural Diversity. Student and Staff Retreat, Goddard College, Montpelier, VT, 1989 - present.
- Workshop Presenter: Songwriting and African-American culture 21st Century Leadership Camp, Selma, AL, 1985 - present.
- Coordinator and Lead Facilitator: International Institute on Culture and Community Based Education, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 2001.
- Panelist: "Culture and Youth Organizing" Annual Meeting, National Network for Grantmakers, Montreal, Quebec, 1993, 2000.
- Workshop Facilitator, "The Power of a Dream: Music in the Civil Rights Movement," North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Western Carolina University, Cullowee, NC, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1999.
- Presenter: Re-Imagining Self and Other: Creativity and Ethical Action in the Aftermath of Violence Symposium, Brandeis University, October 13-14, 2004.
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