Pioneer Valley Soundscapes

Drifting Away: Reggae in the Pioneer Valley (2009)

Livingstone "Gillie" Richardson is the creative force behind the Rub-A-Dub reggae band Reggae Vision. Gillie has provided the Pioneer Valley with conscious lyrics, powerful rhythms, and meaningful reggae music for the past 20 years. Join him as he drifts away on a journey through his memories.

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Expanding Silence: The Rise and Fall of the Estey Organ Company (2009)

This is the story of the once-great Estey Organ Company from its humble  beginnings in 1846 to its gradual decline and disappearance by 1960. Hear some of the Pioneer Valley’s oldest, most rare and treasured instruments and the stories behind them.

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Our Lady of Sorrows Sings On: The Sounds of Catholic Worship in Holyoke (2009)

Our Lady of Sorrows

In late August of 2009, the Catholic Diocese of Springfield announced plans to close and merge parishes all across the Pioneer Valley. One of the proposed changes was to move Mater Dolorosa, Holyoke’s Polish parish, to the Holy Cross parish. This film documents parishioners’ experiences of the merger and the sights and sounds of their weekly worship.

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