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"Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)

  • 11/13/2020
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live/


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Registration is closed

Connecting through Zoom

Members of the People's Music Network and invited artists may use the registration form on this page to sign up to share a song or a poem during this online event OR to be part of the audience.  Registered performers and audience members receive an e-mail message containing the Zoom Meeting link.  Registering as a performer doesn't automatically mean you will be included in the final performance line up, but it is the first step (See below, "How we Select the Performers").  

The content of the online swap will also be livestreamed free of charge via the PMN Facebook Page AND the PMN Youtube Channel.

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, November 11 at 9:00 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 livestreamed video conference event, members of the People's Music Network are invited to share poetry and songs of Freedom and Struggle that speak to the tumultuous times we're living in: Political division, police and vigilante violence, a raging pandemic, a deepening climate catastrophe, and so much more.  In these  dangerous times, we gather strength and courage from songs that nourish our spirits, make sense of the events unfolding before us, and sustain the dream of a better future where people can live in dignity.


1. 4.06 PM (EDT), Michael & Nell , TN – "No Man's Land" www.shelbysong.com
2. 4.12 PM (EDT), Sarah Pirtle, MA – "Bringers of the Dawn" www.sarahpirtle.com/hope-sings
3. 4.18 PM (EDT), Barry Oreck, NY – "Each Song I Play is a Seed" www.barryoreckmusic.com
4. 4.24 PM (EDT), Hali Hammer, CA – "We Will Rise Together" www.halihammer.com
5. 4.30 PM (EDT), Two of a Kind (David & Jenny Heitler-Klevans), PA – "I've Got to Know" www.twoofakind.com
6. 4.36 PM (EDT), Mark Bishop Evans, MA – "Build Your Wall" www.markbishopevans.net
7. 4.42 PM (EDT), Sharleen Leahey, NJ – ""Good People"" www.rumorsofpeace.net
8. 4.48 PM (EDT), John Warburton, United Kingdom – "Free" www.john warby.webs.com
9. 4.54 PM (EDT), Paul Clarke, NY – "Entertainment Politics" www.paulclarkesongs.bandcamp.com
10. 5.00 PM (EDT), Patricia Shannon, GA – "The Oneness of Being" www.patriciashannon.blogspot.com
11. 5.06 PM (EDT), Tony Turner, BC – "Not in Kansas" www.tonyturner.ca
12. 5.12 PM (EDT), Ryc Ward, NY – "Come On In" www.rycward.com
13. 5.18 PM (EDT), Lydia Adams Davis , NY – "The Usual Suspects" www.lydiaadamsdavis.com
14. 5.24 PM (EDT), Joshua Garcia, NY – "Everything's Quiet & The People Are Tame"
15. 5.30 PM (EDT), Osborne/Krause , TN – "There's Work to Be Done!" 

16. 5.36 PM (EDT), ELYAS ISAACS, NY – "Little Red Rockin' Chair"

17. 5.42 PM (EDT), Steve Siegelbaum, NY – "Door in the Dark"

18. 5.48 PM (EDT), Len Seligman, FL – "Our Turn Now" www.LenSeligman.com
19. 5.54 PM (EDT), David Tarlo, NY – "Lyin' Eyes"
20. 6.00 PM (EDT), Tony Harper, United Kingdom – "Let them in"

Waitlist1. (EDT), Paul McKenna, OR – "Bye Bye Don" www.paulmckennamusic.com
Waitlist2. (EDT), Sally Campbell, NY – "Interstellar Greeting"
Waitlist3. (EDT), Mary McCaffrey, DE – ""The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by Eric Bogle"
Waitlist4. (EDT), robert brashear, NY – ""Don't roll that way""
Waitlist5. (EDT), Don Billings, NY – "Broken Voting (poem)"
Waitlist6. (EDT), Joel Landy, NY – "The King of the Hill" www.singfreedom.org

Eligibility to Perform

Performers in this swap must:

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

2)   Register using the online 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: Thursday, November 12, 4:00-5:30 PM

Selected performers will receive an e-mail invitation to a technical orientation session at the time listed above by the morning of the same day.  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 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.

Free Livestream



Friday, November 13, 4:00 - 6:00 PM (EDT)

**Past and future Livestreams are available through the PMN Facebook Live Page: https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live

Help Publicize!

Encourage your friends to tune into this online musical event for progressive culture:  Share the event on Facebook!!  https://www.facebook.com/events/704045913856999

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