Is it really June, already? We can’t believe it, but we’re excited to be headed to Bonnaroo again this year to create a pop-up library of food and music books and hold a few mini LoFi Book & Record Club discussions. More on that in a second.
But first, we just want to say thank you again to those who joined us at LoFi Book & Record Club at City House earlier this year. We had an enlightening discussion with Tallu Schuyler Quinn, executive director of The Nashville Food Project, around Feed the Resistance by Julia Turshen. Staff from the food project prepared lentil soup from the book, and Tallu also shared her playlist inspired by the book. We’re grateful to City House for opening their space to us (and their bar where they donated proceeds to the ACLU). We’re still planning to hold more of these book clubs as schedules and space allows, so please stay tuned...
In the meantime, if you’re headed to Bonnaroo, come see us! Our library in the nonprofit Planet Roo section of the festival is expanded this year both in space and volume of books. We’re adding a newsstand too with copies of food and music magazines from old-standbys like Rolling Stone and Food & Wine to independent pubs like Cherry Bombe and Gravy, a publication of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
We’re also excited to be sharing our library space with Good Golly Tamale. Those who purchase a tamale will receive our LoFi bookmarks and a card with all our scheduled discussions and playlists over the course of the festival. We’re informally calling it a LoFi Lunchbox (though we hear these tamales are great for breakfast too especially after yoga, which also takes place daily at Planet Roo).
We’ve posted the schedule of mini book clubs at Bonnaroo below. We’ll be reading from The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty on the Solar Stage on Thursday and raising questions about inclusion through food and music. On Friday, we’ll read more from Feed the Resistance and discuss revolution, and on Saturday, we’ll read some stories from Cherry Bombe magazine’s #86THIS series and talk about home cooking’s role as a feminist act.
Of course we’ll be posting on social media about all of this, so please follow along.
We look forward to seeing you on the Farm or back in Nashville soon!
The LoFi Team
INCLUSION through food and music
Solar Stage | Thursday, 3:45pm
The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty
We the People - Tribe Called Quest
Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
w/ Mary Lambert
Everyday People – Sly and the Family Stone
REVOLUTION through food and music
The LoFi Library at Planet Roo | Friday, 2pm
Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved by Julia Turshen
A Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Fight the Power – Public Enemy
Get Up, Stand Up – Bob Marley
GENDER EQUALITY through food and music
The Academy | Saturday, 12pm
Cherry Bomb magazine’s #86this series
Home Cooking Can Be a Feminist Act – Nigella Lawson
Pay Gap – Margo Price
Sam Jones Blues – Bessie Smith
The Pill –Loretta Lynn