Crystal Meneses an Oregon death doula, hospice chaplain and arts activist, has written legacy songs in honor of Oregonians who have died. These songs will be debuted at Metro cemeteries in the Last Words Concert Series.
In the early 19th century communities used to gather for picnics in their local cemeteries, and there are many cultural practices where communities honor their ancestors by sharing food and memories together where loved ones are buried. Bring a picnic to the show and embrace living and dying through community and song.
6-7 pm Peter Zisa Classical Guitar
7-8 pm Last Words band includes, Steve Aman, Desmond Spann, Jerome Monaco, Scott DeMay, Jon Barber, Megan McGeorge, Josephine Woolington, Sarah Lopez, Latitia McFarland, and Crystal Meneses.
Tickets are free with a suggested $15 donation for Embrace Space. Last Words, concert tickets are limited.
Every show includes fun history facts about the cemeteries with Metro.
Thursday, August 26 at Multnomah Park Cemetery
Friday, August 27 at Jones Cemetery
Saturday, August 28 at Lone Fir Cemetery
Special thanks to Metro, Do Good Multnomah, and Embrace Death Doula Care.