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Songs for Peace and Healing in the Middle East (Online Song Swap)

  • 12/28/2023
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • On Zoom and YouTube Live


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

Registration is closed

Thursday, December 28, 2023

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  (Pacific, U.S.) 
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  (Eastern, U.S.)  
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  (UK) 


on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIB9zKPfypQ

on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1425172981752103

*** Once event ends, livestream is archived at these same links.

In this PMN online song and poetry swap, PMN members from around the world will face the most recent round of events in the Middle East since October 7, 2023 through song, based on a love of humanity.   As artists, we also long to make our music useful to the people most in need.  In this spirit, PMN is inviting you to an online song swap of Songs for Peace and Healing in the Middle East.  Together, we aim to create an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative online setting in which members are free to express themselves.

We had an overwhelming response for this song and poetry swap. Originally, we planned to keep the event to two hours, but in the spirit of inclusion, we decided to extend it to roughly three hours, giving all 30 performers who registered a chance to perform.

How to Share a Song

The performer list for this event is now full but we will host similar events in the future and look forward to hearing you then!  Meanwhile consider registering to be a part of the audience for this event.

LYRICS:  bit.ly/2023-12-28-Lyrics

01. 1.06 PM (ET) - Lindsey Wilson "TBA"
02. 1.12 PM (ET) - Joanie Calem "Oseh Shalom" www.joaniecalem.com
03. 1.18 PM (ET) - Meera Eilabouni "Unity" www.dianesong.com
04. 1.24 PM (ET) - Diane Kaplan "Thank You For Helping Me Cry" www.dianesong.com
05. 1.30 PM (ET) - Haneen Abosoad "TBA"
06. 1.36 PM (ET) - Sarah Pirtle "Ibrahim" www.sarahpirtle.com
07. 1.42 PM (ET) - Susan Cogan ""Hear O World" in English , Yisrael Shema (in Hebrew)" www.susancogan.com
08. 1.48 PM (ET) - Sandy Pliskin "I Breathe in  Peace and/or When Will We Know Peace" https://sandypliskin.bandcamp.com/alb...
09. 1.54 PM (ET) - Michael & Nell  "Jerusalem" www.michaelandnell.com
10. 2.00 PM (ET) - Joel Landy "The Occupation of the Holy Landy" www.singfreedom.org
11. 2.06 PM (ET) - Tobie Hoffman "Together We Weep"
12. 2.12 PM (ET) - Jenny Hurwitz "Night Falls on Gaza"
13. 2.18 PM (ET) - STORM just "POEM/SONG MASHUP TBD"
14. 2.24 PM (ET) - Merry Trudeau "Hello Moon"
15. 2.30 PM (ET) - Clyde Leland "Gaza City" www.Grampasings.com
16. 2.36 PM (ET) - Luci Murphy "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"
17. 2.42 PM (ET) - Ryc Ward "A Brighter Day Will Come"
18. 2.48 PM (ET) - Marc Hecker "When Messiah Comes"
19. 2.54 PM (ET) - Steve Siegelbaum "The Tide Is Turning"
19.5. 2.54 PM (ET) - Diane Battistello "Words Not War" www.dianebattistello.com
20. 3.00 PM (ET) - Pat Lamanna "What Did You Expect"
21. 3.06 PM (ET) - David Roth "Ahmed Al-Khatib" www.davidrothmusic.com
22. 3.12 PM (ET) - Shira Golan "Imagine"
23. 3.18 PM (ET) - Ben Grosscup "No More Sacrifice Zones" www.youtube.com/bengrosscup
24. 3.24 PM (ET) - Janet Wood and Tadhamon Singers  "Only Justice and Equality Can Bring Peace" www.tadhamonsingers.org
25. 3.30 PM (ET) - Mary Lutz "Let Gaza Live"
26. 3.36 PM (ET) - Sharleen Leahey "Jerusalem" www.rumorsofpeace.net
27. 3.42 PM (ET) - Paul McKenna "We’ve Got to Live Together"
28. 3.48 PM (ET) - Robert Katz "For the Sake of Father Abraham"
29. 3.54 PM (ET) - Paul Goldman "Fragile"
30. 4.00 PM (ET) - Diane Kaplan and Meera Eilabouni  "Prayer for the World " www.dianesong.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 selected the performers

We give priority to new PMN members as well as PMN members who are new or relatively new to our series of online song and poetry swaps.  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!

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