Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Riversing by Revels

Riversing was held in Cambridge last Sunday evening along the banks of the Charles. The annual tradition is now in its seventh year and is well-attended by families and a surprising number of Harvard students. It's basically a very enthusiastic communal sing featuring mostly American Folk songs. Historically held at Harvest time, at dusk, to welcome in the Autumnal season and sung on the banks of a community river, the Riversing is a custom that is generations old. The event is hosted by the Revels organization, which holds a number of holiday and traditional events throughout the year.

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