Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife and Houston Grand Opera present Storm Songs & Stories
Houston and Galveston, like any city along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the U.S., are always vulnerable to tropical weather. The most frightening of these events is the hurricane, with its fierce winds and massive storm surges that can spell devastation for anything in its path.
Storm Songs & Stories was inspired by the voices of the multitudes of storm survivors. Hurricanes such as Katrina, Rita and Ike in this region - and even earlier, the Great Storm of Galveston in 1900 - are all too familiar in this part of the United States. Most Houstonians have a hurricane story, and we invite you to share yours.
The program will be a multidisciplinary open mic format featuring first timers and seasoned vets sharing their stories, spoken word pieces, songs, and poems on the subject of these storms. The general public is invited to participate as audience and/or performer.