Upcoming Online Events

    • 01/29/2021
    • 4:30 PM (EST)
    • 01/31/2021
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom links sent to registrants 3 days before event. (Times are EST, unless otherwise noted)
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    The People's Music Network carries on our rich tradition of creating a dynamic weekend-long community sharing and learning experience that is focused on music for peace and justice.  The 41st Annual PMN Winter Gathering takes place January 29-31, 2021 in a series of Zoom Rooms, led by experienced facilitators.  This global online activist music convergence includes an opening concert, multiple educational workshops, a Round Robin, Songs of the Spirit, and built-in social and song sharing time.


    • SESSIONS ON ZOOM: All registrants will receive a confirmation with separate Zoom Links for each session within a few days of the convergence. 
    • REGISTRATION FEES: Registration is available to all members of the People's Music Network on a solidarity sliding scale.  The registration fee for new members includes a one-year membership in the People's Music Network, which has to be activated manually by PMN.   We'll try to enable all new memberships within 24 hours of New Member registrations.  (See PMN member benefits) 
    • PERFORM IN THE ROUND ROBIN: If you'd like to perform in the Saturday Night Round Robin, log into the website and register for your slot using this form
    • LIVESTREAM: Parts of the Virtual Winter Convergence, including the Friday Night Concert and Saturday Night Round Robin, will be livestreamed free of charge via the PMN Facebook Page AND the PMN Youtube Channel.
    • VIDEO RECORDINGS: Some parts of the the Convergence will be video recorded and then provided to PMN Members through a members-only page a few days after the Convergence. The workshop descriptions will be updated to reflect which workshops will be recorded. 
    • PMN VIRTUAL CHOIR:  If you' like to contribute a track of your own singing as part of a Musical Video Collage that will be presented during the 2021 PMN Virtual Winter Convergence, check out these simple instructions from PMN members David Tarlo, Karen Brooks, and John Fisher.  The deadline to submit is 5:00 PM (ET) January 15.
    • PMN DRIVEWAY CHOIR:  One week before the Winter Convergence, PMN Members will be hosting a driveway choir at a location in the Boston Area on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 11AM to 1PM.  Get more information about this in person event with strict social distancing and register to be part of it!    In order to participate, you must register using the link above.  This provides your information to Boston-based PMN members and driveway choir organizers, Sandi Gubin, Rebecca Pomerantz, and Bryce and Kathryn Denney.  
    • Help Publicize!  Encourage your friends to get involved with this online musical event for progressive culture:  Share event on Facebook!!  https://www.facebook.com/events/715778012646146

    WEEKEND PROGRAM:

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    Workshop Video PREVIEWS


    • 01/30/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (EST)
    • www.youtube.com/c/PeoplesMusicNetwork/live
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    What is the PMN Round Robin?

    PMN Members who are registered for the 2021 Virtual PMN Winter Convergence may use the registration form on this page to sign up to share a song or a poem in the "Round Robin".  This event is an evening of sharing by PMN members where we especially encourage first time members to participate.  All members are invited to sign up to share one song, spoken word, storytelling, or dance piece.  We have a strict 5 minute limit.  There is no set topic.  We simply ask that participating artists relate their performance to PMN's mission of using music, poetry, and other forms of cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world.  

    The Round Robin is the quintessential activity of People's Music Network Gatherings.  You can read a brief history of the People's Music Network written by Charlie King and Luci Murphy, which describes the first Round Robin in 1977.   The format of the Round Robin will be similar to PMN's online song swaps since March 2020, but there will be more hosts, more performers, and more fanfare, and it will go longer than usual. 

    Livestream

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

    Registering and Connecting

    Registered performers and audience members will 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").  We will do our best to include you.  

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 27 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 and you'll be added to the wait list.

    LYRICS:  Posted the day before the Round Robin.

    PERFORMER LIST:  Posted the day before the Round Robin.

    Eligibility to Perform

    Performers in this swap must:

    1)   Be PMN members in good standing.* 

    2)   Register using this online form.

    3)   Also be registered for the 2021 Virtual PMN Winter Convergence.

    4)   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, January 28, 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

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    Saturday, January 30, 7:00 - 11:00 PM (ET)

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

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

Past events

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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