Folk Singer Dan Berggren to hold fundraiser for school in Mali | Entertainment

ONEONTA — Adirondack folksinger Dan Berggren will hold a concert on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. to raise funds for a school in Mali, West Africa. It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta at 12 Ford Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. when a Mali Market with crafts and African jewelry for sale to also raise money for the school. Free refreshments will be available. Concert tickets are by donation.

According to a media release, Dan Berggren is a tradition-based folk singer whose songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard working folks, taking care of our planet and each other. His roots are in the Adirondacks, but his music has branched out across many borders where he has entertained audiences across the U.S. as well as countries in Europe and Africa. Bill McKibben, author and environmental activist said, “Dan is a throwback to the old role of folk singer … he’s articulating things that need to be said right now.” Dan’s songs touch some of the key issues facing our world today.

The Unitarian Universalist Society has been supporting Youchaou’s School in Mali, West Africa, for 19 years with sponsorships for children and contributions to the infrastructure. Dan is donating his time for this concert and all proceeds will go to help the school.

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, Dan will lead the worship service at the Unitarian Universalist Society with the theme “The Spirit of the Earth in Music and Verse.” All are welcome. For more information contact [email protected] or visit

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