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Thursday, August 6 (3:00 to 5:30 in the eastern U.S.)
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Thursday, August 6, 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, followed by the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9 of that same year. The world must never forget these crimes against humanity. As we witness the U.S. government escalating threats and provocative military maneuvers against other nuclear-armed counties, we must never allow these crimes to be repeated!
This international concert features music, poetry, and spoken word by members of the People’s Music Network plus invited artists from around the world. Our confirmed performers represent multiple countries including Australia, Canada, Georgia, Jordan, Nigeria, Scotland, the UK, and the U.S.
Together, we stand in solidarity with Atomic Bomb survivors and "downwinders" – people who have suffered physical disaster and radiation sickness caused by nearby bomb testing and uranium mining, particularly in the Southwestern U.S., Continental Africa, and the Pacific Islands. We remember others who have suffered nuclear power disasters, and we renew our determination to ban nuclear weapons, end war, and disentangle our society form unsustainable energy systems.
1. 3.06 PM (EDT) RAGING GRANNIES, "Same Old War," NYC
2. 3.12 PM (EDT) MIKE MARKER, "Enola Gay," by Utah Phillips, Vancouver, BC
3. 3.18 PM (EDT) CHARLIE KING, "Acceptible Risks," Massachusetts (http://www.charlieking.org)
4. 3.24 PM (EDT) DAVID ROVICS, "Hiroshima," Oregon (www.davidrovics.com)
5. 3.30 PM (EDT) FOTY FUSION, "KAN FE MARRA TIFLIS GHEIR" by Marcel Khalife,Washington, DC (fotyfusion.com)
6. 3.36 PM (EDT) DAVID BERNZ, "I Am Fukushima," Hudson Valley, NY
7. 3.42 PM (EDT) BOB BOSSIN, "The Riley Boys," by Carol Denny, BC, Canada (www.bossin.com/)
8. 3.48 PM (EDT) MILES MEGACIPH, "43 Seconds," Mobile, AL (https://www.megaciph.com)
9. 3.54 PM (EDT) STORM, "Aug 6th & 9th,1945 Meld," Massachusetts
10. 4.00 PM (EDT) TAYO ALUKO, "The Little Girl Of Hiroshima," Liverpool, UK (www.tayoalukoandfriends.com/)
11. 4.06 PM (EDT) JIM PAGE, "Hiroshima-Nagasaki Russian Roulette," Seattle, WA (jimpage.net)
12. 4.12 PM (EDT) KLEE BENALLY, "Song Of The Sun," Arizona (kleebenally.com/)
13. 4.18 PM (EDT) TED WARMBRAND, "Why Get So Excited," Arizona
14. 4.24 PM (EDT) PENNY STONE, "Freedom Come All Ye'," Scotland (singlouderthanguns.com/)
15. 4.30 PM (EDT) TALA ABU-RAHMEH, NYC/Jordan (www.talapoetry.com)
16. 4.36 PM (EDT) IRAKLI KAKABADZE, Tbilisi, Georgia
17. 4.42 PM (EDT) RUSS CHANDLER, "Accident Of Birth," UK (https://russchandlermusic.com/)
18. 4.48 PM (EDT) COURTNEY DOWE, "Radiation Blues," Washington, DC (courtneydowemusic.com/)
20. 5.00 PM (EDT) PAT DECOU & TEX LAMOUNTAIN, "Seabrook Song," Massachusetts (www.patandtex.com/)
21. 5.06 PM (EDT) MARGARET WALTERS, "Shall There Be Womanly Times," Sydney, Australia (https://margwalterssteadfast.wordpress.com/)
22. 5.12 PM (EDT) LUCI MURPHY, "Down By The Riverside," Washington, DC
23. 5.18 PM (EDT) MOLLY SCOTT, "We Are All One Planet," Massachusetts (www.mollyscott.com/)
24. 5.24 PM (EDT) FRED SMALL, "Cranes Over Hiroshima," Massachusetts (www.revfredsmall.com/)
Background on PMN Online Events
The People's Music Network has always believed in international solidarity and cultural exchange. The dramatic turn toward online video conferencing since the pandemic provides a unique impetus to put these beliefs into action.
With roots going back to 1977, the People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle (our full name), is a diverse community of performing artists, activists, and allies, based mostly in the U.S, who use music, poetry, and other art forms as catalysts for a just and peaceful world. Before the pandemic, PMN's main activity had been holding two large in-person get-togethers each year referred to as "convergences". Our June 2020 PMN Convergence in Western Massachusetts had to be held on-line. Since March, PMN has also been sponsoring weekly online events for members, including song swaps, songwriting workshops, and concerts.
The format will be similar to one that PMN has been using successfully since March: Participants will have up to five minutes of performance time to do one song. In the spirit of community and cultural exchange, each performer is invited to share a word of love and encouragement directed toward the previous performer. The comments we welcome most are: positive; focused on how the song affected you as the listerner; true and brief.
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