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"Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)

  • 12/17/2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live/


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  • If you wish to join PMN, see https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

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: Tuesday, December 15 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.

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, the threat of nuclear war 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.

LYRICS: https://bit.ly/2020-12-17-Lyrics_PMN_Swap


1. 7.06 PM (ET), George Mann– "TBD" www.georgemann.org
2. 7.12 PM (ET), Jan Luby– "Christmas Eve/Visiting Hour" www.janluby.com
3. 7.18 PM (ET), Ruben Gonzalez– "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" www.rubengonzalezmusic.com
4. 7.24 PM (ET), Barbara Dyskant– "Find Ourselves With the Music "
5. 7.30 PM (ET), Joanne Steele– "Advice from Don Juan Carlos Castaneda"
6. 7.36 PM (ET), Jim Scott– "When I Get this Right" www.Jimscottmusic.com
7. 7.42 PM (ET), Huayra Forster– "I’ll fly away" www.huayratwoshoes.bandcamp.com/releases
8. 7.48 PM (ET), Rains Rouner– "Freedom's Dream"
9. 7.54 PM (ET), Delphyne – "Who's My Enemy" http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC56OeEy2iHW90Lmvi7AQfTA...
10. 8.00 PM (ET), Brant Miller– "Where Now America?" www.brantmillermusic.com
11. 8.06 PM (ET), Jane Fallon– "Epidemic of Kindness" www.janefallon.com
12. 8.12 PM (ET), Michael & Nell – "Six Days in the Jailhouse" www.shelbysong.com
13. 8.18 PM (ET), juhkol – "Willing and Able" www.galejklol.bandcamp.com
14. 8.24 PM (ET), David Tarlo– "Chestnuts Roasting/Nonsense Flowing/Ocho Candelitas" www.HudsonValleySally.com
16. 8.30 PM (ET), Steve Siegelbaum– "What Little We Have We Share"
15. 8.36 PM (ET), Diane Battistello– "My Skin (composer Steve Allain)" www.dianebattistello.com
17. 8.42 PM (ET), NY Metro Raging Grannnies – "Make the Walls Come Tumblin' Down"
18. 8.48 PM (ET), Louise Hetzler– "TBD"
19. 8.54 PM (ET), Lydia Davis– "MASQUE & GOWN" www.LydiaAdamsDavis.com

w1. (ET), ELYAS ISAACS– "Ralph Stanley & Friends Shine On TBA" www.ReverbNation/Bittersweet
w2. (ET), Mary McCaffrey– "Christmas in the Trenches"
w3. (ET), Marc Hecker– "Light One Candle"
w4. (ET), Sally Campbell– ""One Man's Hands" by Pete Seeger and Alex Comfort"
w5. (ET), Paul McKenna– "Good Work, Joe--Bye Bye Don" www.paulmckennamusic.com
w6. (ET), Patricia Shannon– "Take Care of Our Planet" www.patriciashannon.blogspot.com
w7. (ET), Ryc Ward– "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" www.rycward.com

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: WednesdayDecember 16, 4:00-5:00 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



Thursday, December 17, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

**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!!  https://www.facebook.com/events/2760012537581525

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