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Upcoming Tours

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ECHOES of SILENCE
Peace. Justice. Beauty - Rebuilding from the Earth up
UK 2008 TOUR DATES AND CONTACTS
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JANUARY 9 WED ARRIVE BATH, ENGLAND

11 FRI   MACHYNLLETH, WALES. CENTRE ALT. TECH.     tonycorden@hotmail.com      

12 SAT   MACHYNLLETH, WALES. VICTOR JARA FESTIVAL  tonycorden@hotmail.com

13 SUN   LITTLE THEATRE BATH. FILM 'LOOSE CHANGE’. martin.j@picturehouses.co.uk     

15 TUE   ST. MARK’S SCHOOL, LARKHALL, BATH.        cherril_pope@bathnes.gov.uk

17 THU   LONDON  NICARAGUA: GLOBAL WARMING FRONTLINE twebb31@hotmail.com

18 FRI   LONDON  NICARAGUA: GLOBAL WARMING FRONTLINE twebb31@hotmail.com

19 SAT ARRIVE ST.ANDREWS, SCOTLAND                         

20 SUN   ABERDEEN CHURCH SERVICE?                     stephen.hadden@virgin.net

23 WED   DUNBLANE HOUSE PRIVATE CONCERT

24 THU   FALKLAND FIFE REVOLUTION AS SPIRITUALITY     bruce@pillars.co.uk

25 FRI   ABERDEEN SOLIDARITY GLOBAL WARMING FRONTLINE stephen.hadden@virgin.net

26 SAT   ST. ANDREWS CELEBRATE NICARAGUA CONCERT      chair@fairtrade-standrews.org.uk

27 SUN   ABERDEEN  10.30am CHURCH SERVICE             floramunro@aol.co.uk

         GLASGOW 7.00pm REVOLUTION AS SPIRITUALITY    gam@zetnet.co.uk  

30 WED   CURRIE/BALERNO  CELEBRATE NICARAGUA          alan.wilkie@btinternet.com

31 THU   EDINBURGH  NICARAGUA GLOBAL WARMING          alan.wilkie@btinternet.com

 

FEBRUARY 2 SAT EDINBURGH PONIES and SMALL PERSONS    eleanor_morrison@hotmail.com

5 TUES ARRIVE MANAGUA, NICARAGUA.
 
‘?’ means confirmed but date/time to be determined.
Pending: Bristol Amnesty: Nicaragua v. Global warming,;  Hayling Island Echoes of Silence fund-raiser.
Echoes of Silence Coordinator UK: Christine Jennings: chrisjennings33@btinternet.com O1225 866181
International Coordinator Paul Baker Hernandez: paulbaker2004@yahoo.com  Nicaragua (505) 405 2563/249 0979
 
Paul Baker Hernández, Echoes Coordinator, Musician and Writer
 
 
 
As a silent Trappist in Scotland, Paul made his guitar from scrapwood and a (retired!) toilet seat. Under its beautiful influence, he left to become a minstrel for peace through justice, a bit like early Bob Dylan (“but quieter”). 35 years on, he has sung with Inti Illimani and Joan Jara (Chile), Carlos Mejia Godoy (Nicaragua), Daniel Viglietti (Uruguay), Jackson Browne and Martin Sheen (USA), among others. He sang “We Shall Overcome” to 300,000 people (plus a pope), led bishops in a nuclear protest to invade Queen Elizabeth II's private castle, and helped fight off death squads in Los Angeles. In telling these adventures, and of the wonderful people who shared them with him, he weaves Flamenco, Gregorian chant, poetry, protest and Latin American song together to move people to take action for peace by building justice. In particular, he sings the beautiful, passionate, songs of Victor Jara, Chile’s beloved singer and songwriter, tortured and murdered during the horrific Nixon/Kissinger/Pinochet coup of 9/11/1973.
For ten years, Paul lived with Salvadoran exiles assaulted by death squads, attacking children even in the United States. Married to ex-Sandinista guerrilla Fátima Hernández, he now lives in a marginalized neighbourhood of Managua, Nicaragua. There, Paul is co-founder of Café Sandino, Echoes of Silence and the Victor Jara Cultural Workers Movement, all committed to rolling back global warming by making peace, justice and beauty through creative, sustainable lifestyles and agriculture, people-to-people interchange, just trade, and the committed arts. Previously he served for years as both the UK and US national solidarity organizations' staff person in Nicaragua.
Paul's most recent recording is, “Hasta el aroma de la flor - To the Very Fragrance of the Flower”, Victor Jara’s best-loved songs in their original Spanish, with Paul’s singing English translations. He has also had two books published, “Of Minstrels, Monks and Milkmen” and “Song In High Summer”; and is currently working on “Flowers In the Desert”, a film script based on the death squad experiences, plus a new book entitled: “Zen and the Art of Buttock-Clenching (or, Thank God, My Computer's Really Slow”). (“There is a connection – buy the book!”)
Through Echoes of Silence, Paul is coordinating a team of musicians, poets, actors, dancers, storytellers, painters, etc. to promote the Zero Hunger programme of the new FSLN administration, both within Nicaragua and abroad. He is also raising support for Echoes' own projects including, “The Revolution Will be Re-Painted”: the recreation of some of the wonderful murals of beauty and hope painted after the expulsion of the Somoza dictatorship and obliterated by Nicaragua’s corrupt president, Arnoldo Alemán; and “Ponies and Small People”, where children rescued from city streets care for horses worn out working those same streets. More on these projects and Echoes of Silence including a Nicaraguan journal can be found on http://echoesofsilence.pbwiki.com
 
To book a presentation, or for more information, please contact Christine Jennings on 01225 866181.
Thank you.
 

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