Juneteenth with Sweet Honey in the Rock

Tonight we are canceling our regular Friday Night Live programming to encourage you to tune into a program far better suited than us to lead the conversation and reflection surrounding the turmoil we are experiencing as a nation.

Join Sweet Honey in the Rock tonight at 8 pm LIVE from Lincoln Theatre starting at 8 pm in honor of Juneteenth. There are both paid and free opportunities to participate in this event – all proceeds will benefit Equal Justice Initiative.

Please note that this is not an Acaville broadcast – click below to access the event.

Juneteenth

A Message from Acaville

Below is a statement from Acaville founder, Aaron Director:

It has been a heartbreaking several days. I have been struggling with if, and
how, for Acaville to respond. The struggle is not because it’s not our place –
it’s everyone’s responsibility, if we see a murder, to say something. It’s even
more a requirement to do so when the murder isn’t singular, but yet another
example of a pattern that has continued for hundreds of years.
The struggle is more about what to say or do. Systemic racism in America is
a big and seemingly omnipresent issue. What can we, a community nonprofit
focused on music and the human voice, offer? It is a question that can lead
to a sense of helplessness.
But that very helplessness can lead to anger and then rage, and then
destruction – a path that we don’t want to follow. That helplessness can also
lead to oblivious silence, which only enables the discrimination, racism, and
murder. That result is intolerable as well.
So for the moment, we can start by simply speaking up, and saying that it is
unacceptable. By naming it and shaming it. Is that a big step? No. But it’s a
start.
Another place we can look – and maybe make some impact: our own
backyard. The a cappella community has made strides in diversity and
inclusion over the last decade or so, but there is still so far to go. Here at
Acaville, we’ve tried to raise issues of inclusion in our programming, but we
can do more. We will do more.
We continue to work through the sadness and anger, and will continue to
work to find ways to help. Even if individually our efforts feel small,
collectively, I’m confident we can change the world.

2020 BABS Live! Special

This weekend The British Association of Barbershop Singers will host the first living room barbershop convention LIVE on Facebook and YouTube! Before you tune in on Saturday at 8 pm BST (12 noon Pacific/3 pm Eastern), tune into Acaville Radio for a special all about BABS on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! We’ve got interviews and some of the best of British barbershop!