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A Town-wide Celebration  -  Tuesday, February 27

Here's the recording of our wonderful evening!

Featuring Swampscott String Quartet -

playing Chevalier de Saint George (the Black Mozart)

Community Groups' Tables 


at 6:30 -  we continue in the SHS Auditorium

Featuring Enzo Surin, award winning Swampscott poet, 

SMS Chorus & SMS/SHS Bands

Ebube Ehikwe, SHS Student, Pianist

Dr. Nancy Schultz, Historian

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Enzo Silon Surin

        is a Haitian-born poet, playwright, educator, publisher and social advocate. He is the author of three collections of poetry, including the 21st annual Massachusetts Book Awards winner When My Body Was A Clinched Fist (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), and the chapbooks, A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto (2017), and Higher Ground (2006).

        Surin is the recipient of a Brother Thomas Fellowship from the Boston Foundation, a Denis Diderot [A-i-R] Grant as Artist-in-Residence at Chateau d’Orquevaux in France and a PEN New England Discovery Award (Celebrated New Voice in Poetry).

His work gives voice to experiences that take place in what he calls “broken spaces.”

       He is Founding Editor and Publisher at Central Square Press and President/Executive Director at the Faraday Publishing Company, Inc., a nonprofit literary services and social advocacy organization whose mission is to educate, mobilize resources, and act as a catalyst for civil and social change.

Joseph Bologne, “ Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges”

Joseph Bologne was born on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on December 25, 1745. His mother, an enslaved black woman called "La Belle Nanon" was sixteen years old at the time of her son's birth. Joseph's father was George Bologne.

Joseph was educated in France and became a renowned swordsman, violinist, composer, and conductor.   


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We thank our sponsors:

Justice for All/Tzedek LaKol

Town of Swampscott

First Church of Swampscott, Congregational

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