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Convergence II, Episode III, Convergence/Hello


MôD Artists--Maquette Kuper, flute, Omari Tau, baritone voice, and Deborah Pittman, clarinet, and friends--will present the third episode, Convergence/Hello, of the series Convergence II. Sacramento. The Sacramento Region Community Foundation awarded a “Transforming the Creative Economy” grant to the non-profit group VITA Academy, which enlisted MôD to oversee the project. Convergence II is an artistic, socially dynamic, event-based project that reveals the history of Oak Park through original music, art, dance, oral histories, and film. MôD Artists and film directors Lauren Wagner and Mark Herzig created three events, each depicting a different era in Oak Park. Each event includes a short documentary film as well as live music. This third event depicts the Oak Park neighborhood transformation from the 1980s to the present. MôD Artists, a group of musicians based in Sacramento and Davis, wrote and recorded original music inspired by the history of one of the capital city’s most fascinating neighborhoods, Oak Park. It was Sacramento’s first suburb before it was annexed in 1911. It has the kind of history that has inspired celebration and study. At the turn of the 20th century, it’s a spirited, growing place, in flux, shifting in the rapid waters of social and economic change, boasting a boom of an integrated, solid middle-class neighborhood. “White flight” of the ‘60s and ‘70s left a ghetto behind. It is once again shifting rapidly, in a current renaissance through urban renewal. It has provoked consternation and controversy. Just as its map depicts roads that cut and arrive at odd angles, its varied stories collide, weaving a tale that must be told. The final event, Convergence/Hello will bring a new perspective to the image of a community with a remarkable group of citizens within its boundaries determined to perhaps create a model for inclusion as the new and old struggle to co-exist. Or


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