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

  • 09/09/2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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This event on September 9 is the second part of a series that began on August 25. That evening PMN members and allies from around the world shared poetry and song with environmental stewardship and climate justice at the center.  The event was in both English and Spanish.   (Watch the archived livestream here.)

During the first night, we only had time to include about a third of the artists offering to perform.  So we're organizing a Part Two to give a fuller platform for our community to express how they are contending with the ecological crisis through poetry and song.  PMN members who originally registered for the August 25 date will be given priority for inclusion on September 9. 

How to Participate

Just press the "Register" button on the left side of the web page.  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 must first give a live introduction.  

*PLEASE NOTE: Registering as a performer does not guarantee a slot.   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: Monday, September 6 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

The order of performance will be released by Tuesday, September 7.  You may register for this event after the deadline to get the zoom link to be in the audience.

LYRICS:  https://bit.ly/2021-09-09-Climate_Lyrics


1. 7.06 PM (ET) - Steve Siegelbaum,   "Water Clean and Free"
2. 7.12 PM (ET) - Jane Fallon,   "Headin' Ashore" www.janefallon.com
3. 7.18 PM (ET) - Jason Baker,   "The Last Coral Left Alive" www.jbakervt.com
4. 7.24 PM (ET) - Just Earth (Paulette Meier, Diana Porter, Len Webb),   "Sing for the Climate (Do it Now!)" www.paulettemeier.com/just-earth.html
5. 7.30 PM (ET) - Joe Kidd Sheila Burke,   "Last Time I Looked" www.joekiddandsheilaburke.com
6. 7.36 PM (ET) - Paul Baker (formerly Hern√°ndez),   "That (Unprintable!) Cell Phone" www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sharingvictorjara
7. 7.42 PM (ET) - Jan Hillegas,   "A Green Song"
8. 7.48 PM (ET) - John and Jo-Anne Keenan,   "Wild Wind" www.Keenanliteracy.com
9. 7.54 PM (ET) - jesse palidofsky,   "Respect Your Mother!" www.jessepal.net
10. 8.00 PM (ET) - Louise Hetzler,   "The Solution to Pollution"
11. 8.06 PM (ET) - Joanie Calem,   "Mother Earth and Father Sky" www.joaniecalem.com
12. 8.12 PM (ET) - Joel Landy,   "Methane!" www.singfreedom.org
13. 8.18 PM (ET) - Mia Morosoff,   "Untitled"
14. 8.24 PM (ET) - Ryc Ward,   "Jewel in the Sky" www.rycward.com
15. 8.30 PM (ET) - Robert Campbell,   "When The Rivers Run Black" www.linktr.ee/campbellandgreen
16. 8.36 PM (ET) - Dorothea Newland/Roberts,   "Bring All of Us In- An EarthSong for Inclusion."
17. 8.42 PM (ET) - Eric Law,   "Things We Lose Each Day" www.erichflaw.hearnow.com

18. 8.48 PM (ET) - Steve Eulberg, "I Am a Pond" www.steveeulberg.com

19. 8.54 PM (ET) - Ben Grosscup, "Ancient Snow" www.youtube.com/c/bengrosscup


W1.  (ET) - Rains Rouner,   "First Lunar Orbit, 1968"
W2.  (ET) - L Pinetree,   "The Compost Song"
W3.  (ET) - Mary McCaffrey,   "TBD"
W4.  (ET) - STORM just,   "Save This Land"

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, September 74:30-6:00 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, September 9, 7:00-9:00 PM

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

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