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"Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)

  • 03/19/2021
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live/


  • Requires code.
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Registration is closed

Connecting through Zoom

Members of the People's Music Network, especially new members, 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 does not automatically mean you'll be included in the final performance line up, but it is the first step (See below, "How we Select the Performers").  Although we do encourage live performance, a pre-recorded video with a live introduction is acceptable. 

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: Wednesday, March 17 at 8:00 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 struggles of people fighting for a better world, free from war, poverty, racism, and all forms of oppression.  In these  dangerous times, we gather strength and courage from songs that nourish our spirits, and that help us make sense of the events unfolding before us, and sustain the dream of a better future where people can live in dignity.

LYRICS: http://bit.ly/2021-03-19-Lyrics_PMN_Swap

PERFORMER LIST: (posted the day before the event)

1. 4.06 PM(ET) - Skinner & T'witch – "Together is the Golden Rule" www.skinnerandtwitch.com
2. 4.12 PM(ET) - Ryc Ward – "Angels' Tears" www.rycward.com
3. 4.18 PM(ET) - Pat Lamanna – "Fearless Girl" www.patlamanna.com
4. 4.24 PM(ET) - Jason Baker – ""The Lighthouse"" www.jbakervt.com
5. 4.30 PM(ET) - Faith Nolan – "Never been idle" www.faithnolan.org
6. 4.36 PM(ET) - Chet Gardiner – "Waimanalo Blues (Hawai'ian Renaissance)" www.chetgardiner.com/wp
7. 4.42 PM(ET) - JoAnne Spies – "Drop in the Bucket" www.movingsound.org
8. 4.48 PM(ET) - Joe Zoske – "Testimony"
9. 4.54 PM(ET) - Zoe Sameth – "Whose Great America?" www.youtube.com/channel/UCXyXdFKc8D8L1jah_yDGgJw
10. 5.00 PM(ET) - Eric Reinhardt – "Mercy me" www.ericreinhardt.bandcamp.com
11. 5.06 PM(ET) - NY Metro Raging Grannies – "Women of the World"
12. 5.12 PM(ET) - Paul S Clarke – "Voter Suppression Blues" www.linktr.ee/paulclarkesongs
13. 5.18 PM(ET) - Don Roby – "Knock on the Door"
14. 5.24 PM(ET) - Fred Stollnitz – "The Lucretia Mott Song"
15. 5.30 PM(ET) - Jan Hillegas – "We Will Not Be Denied"
16. 5.36 PM(ET) - David Tarlo – "Somos Semillas/We Are Seeds"
17. 5.42 PM(ET) - Judy Collins --in Alabama – ""Another Man Done Gone"--revision of Odetta's original"
18. 5.48 PM(ET) - Dada Veda – "We Don't Need No Corporations (Do We?)" www.www.dadaveda.com
19. 5.54 PM(ET) - Mary McCaffrey – ""The Woman in Your Life", by Alix Dobkin"
20. 6.00 PM(ET) - Ruben Gonzalez – "I'm Gonna Pawn My Love"
21. 6.06 PM(ET) - Jenny Amanda Hurwitz – "To Be Determined" www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Pb37-wIVyJAznwXZHxedg

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

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.  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.  PMN hosts song sharing events regularly.  If we can't fit you in this time, anticipate more opportunities soon!

Technical Orientation Session: Thursday, March 184:00-5:00 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



Friday, March 19, 4:00 - 6:00 PM (ET)

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

Help Publicize!

Encourage your friends to tune into this online musical event for progressive culture:  Share the event on Facebook!!   https://www.facebook.com/events/231040015372080

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