TUNE INTO THE LIVE BROADCAST via PMN's FACEBOOK PAGE (AND WATCH THE REPLAY)https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/videos/293487468454599/
Thursday, June 11, 7:30 - 9:30 PM (EST)
Accessing the livestream: Go to PMN's Facebook page (link above). Scroll down until you see the video post with the word “Live” in the upper right corner. (Note: The livestream post won't pop up on the PMN page until a few minutes before 7:30pm (EST) on the night of the event.)
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This livestreamed concert, features six powerful acts, Natu Camara, Evan Greer, Lara Herscovitch, Aileen Vance, Two of a Kind (David & Jenny Heitler-Klevans), and Frank Antonio López. These artists are active in The People’s Music Network -- some for a long time and some only recently.
This event is the first in a series of online events making up our June 11-15 Virtual PMN Summer Convergence, which we are holding in lieu of our regular PMN Summer Gathering, originally planned to take place on the same weekend in Western Massachusetts. The concert replicates the format of PMN's traditional opening night for gatherings.
ARTIST BIOS (In order of Performance):
(Emcee) FRANK ANTONIO LÓPEZ (LUMI) is a Dominican poet, emcee, and artist educator born and raised in Uptown NYC. He is a co-founder of The Peace Poets-- a collective of hip hop artists using art as a tool for organizing, healing & creative expression.
TWO OF A KIND delights audiences of all ages with their music, good humor and audience participation. David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans of TWO OF A KIND love bringing people together and building community through music. Their beautiful harmonies accompanied by David’s powerful, rhythmic guitar playing and Jenny’s multi-ethnic percussion instruments create magic on stage.
LARA HERSCOVITCH: A singer-songwriter-poet and performer, she writes masterful modern folk-Americana music, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, and delivers performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain diverse audiences. As Connecticut Public Radio host Colin McEnroe observed, "Lara reminds us that music can be heroic when it springs from a strong heart. Walt Whitman would recognize his own soul in her expansive American vision, and there really is no higher compliment I can pay an artist.”
NATU CAMARA: In the late nineties, she led West Africa’s first female hip-hop group: The Ideal Black Girls. Now she has returned to the world stage with music it is impossible not to move to. Natu’s voice has elements and nuances reminiscent of Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Tracey Chapman and Tina Turner, but is uniquely her own. “I suing about truth, love, peace, women and children’s rights… my inspiration comes from my experiences in daily life.”
EVAN GREER is a trans/genderqueer activist singer/songwriter, parent, and organizer based in Boston. She writes and performs high-energy acoustic songs that inspire hope, build community, and incite resistance! Evan tours internationally as a musician and speaker, and facilitates interactive workshops to support movements for justice and liberation. Wielding an arsenal of fiercely radical songs that vary in style from pop-punk poetry to foot-stompin’ bluegrass singalongs, Evan has been honored to collaborate, tour, and share stages with artists as musically diverse as Pete Seeger, Against Me!,Talib Kweli, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, and many more.
AILEEN VANCE is a singer, songwriter, music educator, composer, performer, choir director, parent, and musical director of The Santa Cruz Peace Chorale. Aileen’s stunning voice and rich-toned hand-built guitar have taken her halfway around the world from her hometown of Santa Cruz, California, bringing her unique musical vision to audiences of all ages and persuasions across the U.S., Canada, Britain and even Mexico. Her songs have been performed by many artists, such as Priscilla Herdman, Pete Seeger, Pat Humphries, Eileen McGann, Nancy Tucker, Jackson Gillman and Susie Burke.
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