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West Lafayette, IN –February 6, 2020 –University Place in West Lafayette, part of the Franciscan Communities, is hosting the Freetown Village Singers on Thursday, February 27, from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, in their University Place Education and Great Room located at 1700 Lindberg Road.
All are welcome to experience the joy and dynamic power of music! Preserving African American traditions and culture through storytelling and song, the Freetown Village Singers present an interactive collection of traditional folk songs and spirituals. Spirituals uplift in times of crisis, heal, comfort, inspire and instill hopes and dreams.
With a mix of a Capella singing and storytelling, the singers interpret meanings of many songs sung during religious gatherings, work, and leisure time, from over a hundred years ago. Listen and be moved by the Freetown Village Singers as they share this American traditional music and learn the often hidden meanings tucked into the words of the song.
Franciscan Communities is a subsidiary of Franciscan Ministries and is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. They provide quality senior living and compassionate healthcare services including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and more. Franciscan Communities are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Franciscan Ministries is a nonprofit Catholic system offering senior living, healthcare and community-based services Franciscan Ministries provides home-and-community based healthcare services to support families and their loved ones. Additionally, they support young, at-risk women seeking a Catholic, secondary education, and operate a family violence prevention center and shelter.