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Posted on: December 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Narissa Bond Virtual Concert - Wednesday, January 20, 7 pm

Narissa on Bench

Virtual Front Porch Music Series
Narissa Bond
Hampton History Museum Facebook Live - Wednesday, January 20, 7-8 pm

We’d hoped to have Narissa here in person last spring to hear songs from her latest release, "Rhythm of Love,” but lacking that, we are looking forward to bringing her to you for an hour of original music. She’ll share some new tunes, as well as songs from her expansive repertoire of highly crafted musical storytelling.

You can hear her idols in her music, from Joni Mitchell’s finely crafted songs and from Tracy Chapman, a sharp rhythmic and melodic sense. Her mother urged her to tell family stories. Bond took that to heart. Narissa says, “When I write, those voices come to me.” And it’s a clear voice, like the one in “Road to Berea,” about her great-grandfather James, born into slavery, who walked 75 miles to Berea, Kentucky, where he attended college as a free man; his mother gave him a cow to pay for the tuition. “Wishbone,” is an uplifting song about the power of dreams told through the story of her mother’s father who was a beekeeper, carpenter, and farmer. She sings, "You can put your dreams upon the shelf, Hold them close to your heart and tell nobody else, Or break the wishbones you’ve been saving, And let your dreams fly free..."

Check out Narissa's website.

After the event debuts on Facebook Live, you can find it under the videos tab on the museum’s Facebook page. Soon after, it will be uploaded to the Hampton History Museum YouTube playlist, and website,

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