What Happens at a Gathering?
Does music inspire you to dream that a better world is possible? Do you want your children to experience musical traditions that carry this message? Are you looking for a musical community where singers, listeners, songwriters, fans, are all welcome in the same place?
If you answered “yes” to any of these, you’ll find much to be excited about at the People’s Music Network Winter Gathering (PMN), January 23-25, 2015 in Greenfield, MA.
The PMN Winter Gathering brings together a rich blend of activists and artists using music for social change. Workshops provide a collaborative space to share music, learn and share new skills, learn about cultural traditions that support progressive social movements, and share in an exciting environment of inspiration and support. The gathering enables musicians and music lovers to come together to strengthen ourselves and each other as we bring music into struggles for freedom and justice. It is a great place to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.
PMN is an environment full of jamming and singing — both planned and spontaneous.
PMN Workshops achieve one or more of these goals:
- Help musicians develop skills in musicality, songwriting, and/or music promotion.
- Help activists and musicians to effectively integrate music into social justice struggles.
- Provide a space for attendees to share and enjoy socially and politically poignant music.
PMN is a rich space for networking — sharing contacts and resources.