Upcoming Online Events

    • 12/09/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live/
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    TUNE IN TO THE FREE LIVE BROADCAST

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRK00b80-O4

    Thursday, December 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)


    Join us for the free second episode of the "Odd and Unpredictable Love Songs" concert series featuring Charlie King and Annie Patterson.  They will be singing wonderful, quirky and surprising songs.  This performance is made possible by funding from the Music Performance Trust Fund. We hope you will join us!


    ***  The Concert will also be livestreamed free of charge via the PMN Facebook Page AND the PMN Youtube Channel.  However, unlike other PMN livestream events, which are archived, this community celebration will not be viewable after the show ends.  Your one and only chance to experience this event is live while it happens!

    * REGISTRATION isn't required to tune in to the free livestream, but when you register, you get an automatic reminder about the show with the option to tune in via Zoom.  In addition, 100% of any financial contribution you make benefits The People's Music Network.

    After the Livestream Ends, all registrants are invited to a Zoom After Party with the artists.

    PERFORMERS: 

    Annie Patterson created Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks with her partner Peter Blood.  She is one of America's premiere song leaders.  She has been singing around the globe for over 30 years and is well known for her work as co-creator/editor of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again She carries with her a suitcase of incredible song knowledge and a repertoire that includes over 2400 songs from many genres, including Americana, contemporary folk, ballads, gospel, country and jazz.  She is a master song interpreter, accompanying herself on guitar and banjo.

    Charlie King is a musical storyteller and political satirist.  He has been at the heart of American folk music for over half a century.  Pete Seeger hailed him as “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.”  He is the 2018 recipient of the Phil Ochs Award, recognizing his music and activism for social and political justice in the spirit of Phil Ochs.  His songs have been recorded and sung by Pete & Peggy Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, Arlo Guthrie, and Chad Mitchell.

    http://www.charlieking.org

    https://www.facebook.com/charliekingmusicalstoryteller

    ORGANIZATIONAL BENEFICIARY:

    • The People’s Music Network sustains and grows a diverse community of performing artists, activists, and allies who use music, poetry, and other art forms as catalysts for a just and peaceful world.  During the pandemic, the community has hosted many dozens of virtual events connecting artists from around the world in the craft of music as a tool for social change.   

    SPREAD THE WORD

    Tell your friends how they can tune into this online musical event for progressive culture.  Share this event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/4472547752794011
    • 12/12/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting Link Provided upon registering

    Description

    Would you like to meet fellow members of the People's Music Network from around the world and learn about what inspires them to make music?  Whether you're a new member or a longtime member who wants to see old friends and welcome new ones, join us for this hour of conversation and community.  Each PMN Coffee Hour has a conversation starter.  There will be sharing in the main room as well as the option to break out into small groups. There may even be time to sing a sample of a song/text with the group as it relates to the main topic.  Bring your own drinks and snacks!

    Topic for December 12:  Returning to our Sources of Inspiration

    The People's Music Network and other conscious communities the world over have faced massive new challenges in gathering in person during the pandemic.  The inspiration we gain in community helps us maintain and hone our craft of making music.  Let's share this virtual space together as fellow members of the People's Music Network who are committed to raising consciousness through music.  Let's talk about the the sources of political and artistic inspiration that we return to to help us carry on, despite major challenges.  Please come to this back-and-forth discussion having given some thought to these questions: 

    1. What have you learned from the politically-conscious artists that have influenced you? Are you sharing what you learned with the future generations?

    2. What are your goals or next steps to make music and build community this coming winter?

    Registration

    Registration for this event is open to all members of PMN.  Not a member?  Check out our inclusive sliding scale membership policy.

    Immediately upon registering, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that provides you a link to a private Zoom meeting.

      Discussion Facilitators:

      • Gary Allard A new member of the PMN Steering Committee.    Gary is is a soulful Contemporary Singer-Songwriter.  He composes his lyrics from his own personal and social experiences.

      • Jendog Lonewolf A new member of the PMN Steering Committee.  She is a multi-disciplinary Two Spirit/Black-Native, Photographer and touring Hip Hop MC from Bushwick, Brooklyn.  She navigates a myriad of spaces challenging stereotypes & issues at the intersections of class, race, gender and sexuality while representing the true essence of Hip Hop Culture & Music, as a voice of “the People.“ 

      • 12/17/2021
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Zoom Meeting Link provided upon registration
      Register


      Free Livestream

      TUNE INTO THE LIVE BROADCAST via YOUTUBE

      [Youtube LiveStream Link Coming Soon]

      Friday, December 17, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (ET)

      * REGISTRATION isn't required to tune in to the free livestream, but when you register using the "Register" button on the left menu, you get an automatic reminder about the show with the option to tune in via Zoom.  In addition, 100% of any financial contribution you make benefits The Matt Jones Technology Fund (MJTF).

      SING A SONG FOR JUSTICE!

      This concert showcases members of color in the People's Music Network. We're joining together for this concert to build our community and raise money for The Matt Jones Technology Fund (MJTF) -- PMN's dedicated fund that supports the participation of BIPOC artists (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) in the Network.  PMN sustains and grows a diverse community of performing artists, activists, and allies who use music, poetry, and other art forms as catalysts for a just and peaceful world. 

      MJTF provides mini-grants to members of color for audio equipment such as microphones, mic stands, audio interfaces, ethernet cables, and other tools used for performing at online events and for recording at home.  Most grants are in the range of $100-$150, based on need.   The fund aims to build reciprocal relationships with mini-grant recipients: the MJTF Committee provides financial assistance and organizes educational workshops on using audio equipment and one-on-one technical coaching.  Grant recipients join the People’s Music Network and share their skills and music with fellow PMN members.  

      PMN Members of color may apply for this fund using the following link:  https://forms.gle/2VNsMWFcUwD4aX9L6

      CONFIRMED PERFORMERS

      • Ben Grosscup and Dilson Hernandez
      • Black Workers Center Chorus
      • Candejah Pink
      • Da Fours
      • Elise Bryant
      • Jendog Lonewolf
      • Self Suffice 
      • Lindsey Wilson
      • Marvelous Mariam
      • Matt Div
      • Woody Caceres

      ABOUT MATT JONES

      Matt Jones was an activist in the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which was one of the leading organizations in the Civil Rights Movement. Matt was also a founding member of the organization’s singing ensemble, “The SNCC Freedom Singers”, which toured the United States as part of an organizing drive to build the Friends of SNCC. Jones said of the Freedom Singers, “We were organizers first, singers second.” Matt wrote many songs and stayed engaged in People’s Movements throughout his life. He was a stalwart figure in People’s Music Network for many years. He lived from September 17, 1936 – March 30, 2011. PMN remembers his legacy of promoting racial justice and building a multi-racial and inter-generational movement by inaugurating this fund in his name.

      INVITE SOMEONE ELSE BY SHARING THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK

      https://www.facebook.com/events/454517736089888


      • 12/19/2021
      • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
      • Private Zoom Meeting, provided via e-mail upon registration
      Register


      Registration

      Free registration for this event is open to all members of PMN.  Not a member?  Check out our inclusive sliding scale membership policy.

      Immediately upon registering, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that provides you a link to a private Zoom meeting.

      Description

      Come join us in this shared experience of Community and Heart.  You're invited to enjoy a (digital) community circle where inspirational and empowering songs from many traditions rise up from the group.  Singers offer a song one by one without instruments or song sheets.  These are songs that people know or can learn easily without requiring a lot of teaching.

      In this online event, we are drawing upon the tradition of Songs of the Spirit, which has been a consistent feature of PMN/SFS Gatherings since 1977.  One person will sing and others will sing along.  We ask everyone to mute themselves while the one person is singing, allowing all of us to at least see each other as we fill our separate physical spaces with music.

      Between songs, we pause, breathe and feel the energy and connection of the group. We are sustaining this rich tradition during the pandemic, despite the inherent limits of Zoom.  One part of our tradition is recognizing that the silence is sacred.  In avoiding the urgency to fill a space with song, once we finally do fill a space with song, that song sinks in more deeply.

      This is a wonderful opportunity to build community and to harmonize (in your own home) and to start the day with some grounded sacredness.

      This event will not be livestreamed or recorded.

      If you have any questions, please contact the facilitators:

    Past events

    12/02/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    11/21/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
    11/18/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    11/12/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    11/05/2021 Safe Place - Remembering Martin Swinger and his Music
    10/17/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
    10/16/2021 Round Robin at Virtual Fall Mini-Convergence
    10/16/2021 People's Music Network Virtual Fall Mini-Convergence
    10/07/2021 How to be a Troubadour in the Age of Crowdsourcing
    10/03/2021 PMN Coffee Hour: How has you musical life changed since the Pandemic? (Member Discussion)
    09/30/2021 CANCELLED: "Ensembles of the People's Music Network" (Online Swap)
    09/27/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    09/26/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
    09/09/2021 "Songs and Poetry for a Planet in Crisis" (Online Swap)
    08/25/2021 "Songs and Poetry for a Planet in Crisis" (Online Swap)
    08/23/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    08/17/2021 "Ensembles of the People's Music Network" (Online Swap)
    08/11/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    07/26/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    07/25/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
    07/22/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    07/15/2021 "Ensembles of the People's Music Network" (Online Swap)
    07/09/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    06/28/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    06/05/2021 Round Robin at PMN Summer Convergence (Online Swap)
    06/05/2021 2A. Singing For Fun For Everyone (PMN Convergence Workshop)
    06/04/2021 PMN Summer Concert: Munit Mesfin, Elise Bryant, David Rovics, Jane Sapp, Elise Witt, and Black Workers Center Chorus
    06/04/2021 People's Music Network Virtual Summer Convergence
    05/24/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    05/23/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
    05/16/2021 PMN Coffee Hour: What artists have had a profound impact on your political growth? (Member Discussion)
    04/29/2021 Pre-Mayday (International Workers Day) Song & Poetry Swap
    04/26/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    04/25/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
    04/23/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    04/13/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    03/30/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    03/24/2021 Jacktrip Practice Session: Singing Together Online with Low Latency
    03/23/2021 Sonobus Practice Session: Singing Together Online with Low Latency
    03/23/2021 Soundjack Practice Session: Singing Together Online with Low Latency
    03/22/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    03/21/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
    03/19/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    02/28/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
    01/31/2021 Sunday: The Art and Craft of Songwriting (PMN Convergence Workshop)
    01/30/2021 PMN Winter Round Robin (Online Swap)
    01/30/2021 Planetary Survival & Communal Singing (PMN Convergence Workshop)
    01/30/2021 Saturday: The Art and Craft of Songwriting (PMN Convergence Workshop)
    01/29/2021 PMN Winter Concert: Frankie Lopez, Kim Harris, Hot Glue & the Gun, Gary Allard, Melissa Braven, Lea Gilmore
    01/29/2021 People's Music Network Virtual Winter Convergence
    01/17/2021 Trans-Atlantic Song Session: Songs of Freedom and Struggle
    12/29/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    12/17/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    12/11/2020 Feeding Body & Soul W/The Power Of Community (Online Concert)
    12/01/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    11/19/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    11/13/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    10/29/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    10/26/2020 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    10/18/2020 Trans-Atlantic Song Swap: Songs of Freedom and Struggle (Online Swap)
    10/16/2020 Good Trouble . . . Vote! (Online Concert)
    10/12/2020 Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Online Concert)
    10/02/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    09/24/2020 All Power to the People! (Online Concert)
    09/18/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    09/17/2020 Hard Hitting Words for Hard Hit People (Online Concert)
    09/07/2020 Labor Day Concert for All (Online Concert)
    08/28/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    08/23/2020 Trans-Atlantic Song Swap, Part 2 of 2: Songs of Liberation, Justice, and People's Empowerment (Online Swap)
    08/17/2020 "Grain of Salt": Workshopping Songs in Progress with a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    08/13/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    08/06/2020 Hiroshima Never Again (International Concert)
    07/30/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    07/26/2020 Sisters Sing In Solidarity (Online Concert)
    07/24/2020 Trans-Atlantic Song Swap, Part 1 of 2: Songs of Liberation, Justice, and People's Empowerment (Online Swap)
    07/19/2020 The Centennial Of Women’s Suffrage & Empowerment (Online Concert)
    07/17/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    07/12/2020 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
    07/02/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
    06/26/2020 Artists Against Racial Oppression: A Hip Hop and Spoken Word Collaboration
    06/22/2020 "Grain of Salt": Workshopping Songs in Progress with a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    06/18/2020 "Songs to hear during a pandemic" (Online Swap)
    06/15/2020 Building Online Musical Community (Online Workshop)
    06/14/2020 PMN Summer Membership Meeting
    06/14/2020 PMN Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
    06/13/2020 PMN Summer Round Robin (Online Swap)
    06/12/2020 PMN Schmooze Rooms (Coffee Hour Hangouts)
    06/11/2020 PMN Summer Concert: Natu Camara, Evan Greer, Lara Herscovitch, Aileen Vance, Two of a Kind, & Frank Antonio López
    05/29/2020 "An Evening of Nueva Canción" (Online Swap)
    05/21/2020 "Songs to hear during a pandemic" (Online Swap)
    05/18/2020 "Grain of Salt": Workshopping Songs in Progress with a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
    05/15/2020 PMN Honors The Life and Music of John Prine (Online Concert)
    05/07/2020 "Songs to hear during a pandemic" (Online Swap)
    05/01/2020 "International Workers' Day: Labor Produces all the Wealth" (Online Swap)
    04/23/2020 "The Ecological Crisis is Here" (Online Swap)
    04/17/2020 “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic" (Online Swap)
    04/09/2020 “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic" (Online Swap)
    04/03/2020 Online Song and Poetry Swap via Live Video Conference: “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic"
    03/27/2020 Online Song and Poetry Swap via Live Video Conference: “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic"
    03/20/2020 Online Song and Poetry Swap via Live Video Conference: “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic"
    01/24/2020 PMN Winter Concert 2020
    01/24/2020 PMN Winter Convergence, NYC 2020
    10/20/2019 PMN Fall Convergence NYC, Oct. 20, 2019
    06/20/2019 PMN Members at 2019 Great Labor Arts Exchange, Silver Spring, MD

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