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"Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)

  • 08/13/2020
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live/


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Registration is closed

NOTE: This swap is taking place earlier in the day than some previous PMN swaps to see if this time works better for some of our members.

Performances through Zoom

PMN members and invited artists wishing to perform in this Online Song and Poetry Swap may use this registration form to sign up to share a song or a poem during the event.  Registration alone doesn't automatically mean you will be in the final performance line up.  All PMN members who register to perform will receive an e-mail message with a link to PMN's Zoom video conference account.  Everyone performs through their own computer connection.

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, August 11 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

The order of performance will be released the morning after the registration deadline.  You may register for this event after the deadline, but you'll be added to the wait list.

The Topic

In this video conference event, PMN members are invited to share songs of Freedom and Struggle.  At the heart of PMN traditions is a fierce determination to be relevant to the times we're living in.  We welcome songs about pressing issues of today: the pandemic, the climate crisis, racist state violence, and economic injustice.  We also welcome any songs that lift our spirits, be they from the current historical moment or not.

Eligibility to Perform

Performers in this swap must:

1)   Be invited artists and/or PMN members in good standing.* 

2)   Register using this form.

3)   Have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

* If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

How we Select the Performers

Every PMN member wishing to perform at this event is invited to register and to do so sooner than later.  Selection for the final performer list, however, is not first-come first-served.  Instead, we give priority to new PMN members as well as PMN members who have not yet performed in one of our previous online swap events.  We hold these song swap events regularly.  If we can't fit you in this time, anticipate more opportunities soon!

Technical Orientation Session: Wednesday, August 12, from 4:00-5:00 PM

If you are selected to perform in this event, you will receive an e-mail invitation to a technical orientation session at the time listed above.  We will discuss and practice how to get the best sound when sharing music on Zoom.  Each performer will have a chance to sing a verse of a song and then receive feedback on ways to improve the audio quality.  While perfection is not expected, artists who are new to Zoom are strongly encouraged to attend the tech run through, because doing so will build your confidence in using these tools. The audio quality that listeners hear of your live performance depends on the equipment you have and how you use it.  Find tips to improve audio quality here.

The Show is Broadcast and Archived through Facebook Live



Thursday, August 13, 4:00 - 6:00 PM (EDT)

**After the event, click the link immediately above to access a recording of the event.

Help Publicize!

Encourage your friends to tune into this online musical event for progressive culture:  Share the event on Facebook!!  ADDLINK

By the morning of Wednesday, August 13, the performer list becomes available at the same Facebook event link above.

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