Kin Folk Sessions brings five artists together in one place for one cause to write and record five songs in five days benefiting five different organizations. This gathering will also build toward the Festival by allowing each lead artist to select the cause and curate the collaborators. An activist and a scholar working within the chosen field will also be on hand to talk through the issue with the musical participants, as they search for inspiration and inspiration. The conversations and community, process and performances will all be captured by the Films crew for the Cause | Affect webcast, podcast, and documentary series, and the proceeds from song sales with be divided between the organizations.