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Music Professor Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Change with "The Seas Are Rising" concert at Bergen Community College

originally published: 03/14/2023

Music Professor Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Change with "The Seas Are Rising" concert at Bergen Community College

(PARAMUS, NJ) -- As part of Bergen Community College’s Earth Week program, music professor Dan Sheehan and band will premier his concert experience The Seas Are Rising: Stories of a Climate in Crisis at the college’s Ciccone Theatre on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 7:30pm.  The concert, co-sponsored by the Sierra Club – North Jersey Group, features songs written by Prof. Sheehan highlighting the existential threat of climate change and other environmental challenges, focusing on the need for immediate and bold action to avoid catastrophic consequences.  Song topics include recent intensified storms such as Hurricane Maria, devastating fires burning in the Amazon, droughts in Europe, and climate-induced famine in Africa.

As Professor Sheehan states, “Too many people think that the planet can wait, that climate change is a far-off concern.  Too many people are too distracted by their daily challenges to focus on the needs of the environment.  This concert experience is designed to bring to light the fact that climate change is already causing substantial devastation in the world which will only worsen unless we act now.”

In addition to the musical performances, the show includes discussions of the issues being sung about as well as projections of lyrics and images depicting the stories in the songs.  The Women’s League of Voters will conduct a voter registration drive.

Advance tickets for the event are encouraged and are available at tickets.bergen.edu and cost $15 for general attendees with discounts for seniors, students and BCC community members.  Proceeds from the event will go to the North Jersey Sierra Group.

The Seas Are Rising is a concert experience and forthcoming album telling stories of the impacts of climate change and environmental catastrophes already affecting the people of the world, calling attention to the urgency of the climate crisis. The show tells the stories of people already ravaged by intensified climate events from hurricanes (Maria in Puerto Rico, Katrina in New Orleans), brush fires (Brazil, Australia, California), droughts (Madagascar) and more, with a message of hope that people can unify and turn the crisis around for a better future, allowing our children to inherit a flourishing planet. For more on the show and the Dan Sheehan Band, click here.



 
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