Sarah Cangussu in  Songs about trains  | photo by Mehboob Ahmedabadi

Sarah Cangussu in Songs about trains | photo by Mehboob Ahmedabadi

Songs About Trains is a celebration of the many cultures that contributed to the building of the cross country rail system in the United States. Through music and performance, we grapple with the thorny realities of immigration, labor, Manifest Destiny, and pillaging of Native American land that are central to our history, while also lifting up the victories of a multicultural, multilingual workforce that made our country what it is today.

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