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"Songs and Poetry for a Planet in Crisis" (Online Swap)

  • 08/25/2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OV_ERlOY7U


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

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A group of artists is coming together to create a program of poetry and song with environmental stewardship and climate justice at the center. What does this look like in local communities and in different parts of the world? We want to find out!

We are reserving a certain number of slots for invited guest artists outside of PMN's existing circle, and beyond Turtle Island. It's a step toward building a worldwide community of environmental artists/activists.

We are also inviting current members of PMN to submit climate-themed songs and poems that inspire hope and action, increase cross-cultural awareness, and build bridges.  We will select songs/poems which meet these criteria and which fit together in terms of thematic flow. 

How to Participate

Invited artists as well as Members of the People's Music Network who have topically relevant songs may use the online registration form to sign up to share a song or a poem during this event OR to be part of the audience.  Just press the "Register" button on the left side of the web page.  Invited artists will be given a special registration code.  Registered performers and audience members receive an e-mail message containing the Zoom Meeting link immediately after they register.  We encourage live performance, but you may submit a pre-recorded video when you register to substitute for a live performance.  Members sharing videos first give a live introduction.  

*PLEASE NOTE: Registering as a performer does not guarantee a slot.  We appreciate everyone's willingness to share the spotlight with artists who are new to PMN.  For those who register and are not selected to perform this time, we assure you that there will be other opportunities to share your music/poetry in the near future.  Thank you for offering the art that you create in order to make the world a better place and thank you for your understanding!

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, August 18 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

The order of performance will be released by Monday, August 23.  You may register for this event after the deadline to get the zoom link to be in the audience.

LYRICS:  https://bit.ly/2021-08-25-Lyrics_for_Climate_event


1. 7.06 PM (ET) Julian Rodriguez jr./Johnny Bob, Western Shoshone
2. 7.13 PM (ET) Colleen Kattau "The Creator Always Wins" www.colleenkattau.com
3. 7.19 PM (ET) Raymond Turner "Black Lives Matter..."  https://www.upsurgejazz.com/
4. 7.25 PM (ET) Nell Levin "Don’t Blow Up The Mountain" www.michaelandnell.com  VIDEO
5. 7.31 PM (ET) Zandro "Enseñame" ,  Peru https://www.facebook.com/zandro.rojascastro  VIDEO
6. 7.37 PM (ET) Jafeth Gómez Colombia www.jafeth.com.co/
7. 7.47 PM (ET) Deborah Silverstein "What Will Remain" www.debobiz.com
8. 7.53 PM (ET) Jendog Lonewolf
9. 7.59 PM (ET) Freida Jacques
10. 8.09 PM (ET) Agni Uttama "Viajero" Chileinstagram.com/p/CIezu-oB_o-/  VIDEO
11. 8.15 PM (ET) Liz (Violizzy) Taub "We Are the Sea" www.violizzy.com  VIDEO 
12. 8.21 PM (ET) Arlen Segura, Colombia
13. 8.31 PM (ET) Michelle Shocked "Pompeii" www.michelleshocked.com
14. 8.37 PM (ET) Seth Patel "The Asking" bit.ly/goldenbutterflyband  VIDEO 
15. 8.43 PM (ET) Mothers Out Front "Keep it in the Ground"  VIDEO
16. 8.49 PM (ET) Paul Kaplan "House on Fire" www.paulkaplanmusic.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

Technical Orientation Session: Tuesday, August 244:30-6:00 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, August 25, 7:00 - 9:00 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/511133199981861

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