DEADLINE EXTENDED BY ONE DAY!! Register for the the PMN Winter Convergence
by TONIGHT, Thursday, Jan. 9,2020 at 11:59 PM
and receive a $10 discount.
Dear <<First Name>>,
The PMN Winter Convergence takes place at two venues in NYC (Midtown Manhattan & East Harlem) from January 24-26, 2020. See below for new information about the Friday Night Concert. Also find info about:
Confirmed Workshops (including tracks on Activist Choruses; Hip Hop for Liberation; and Nueva Cancion).
If you're looking for a supportive community of artists dedicated to using their music for peace and justice, the PMN Winter Convergence will leave you feeling spiritually nourished and artistically inspired! There are numerous opportunities to learn new skills, make new contacts, share music, and experience the spontaneity of a community that knows how to sing together. Low-income rates, scholarships, and financial aid are available! Spread the word and get involved!
People's Music Network, Executive Director
Friday, January 24 Concert:
2020 Winter Convergence
*Ticket included in full weekend registration.
320 West 37th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues) New York, NY 10018.
An Invitation to join the PMN Pick Up Chorus! All PMN Convergence participants are invited to an hour-long rehearsal form 4:30-pm to 5:30 pm led by Savitri of the The Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Chorus. Rehearsal will take place at the People's Forum. People who make it to the rehearsal will be invited to perform in the finale at the end of the program. More details to follow.
Act 1: Sing in Solidarity Chorus
Sing in Solidarity uses their voices to strengthen the socialist community through song. Begun in 2017 by members of the Democratic Socialists of America, the chorus draws its repertoire from the rich tradition of international revolutionary song. Its mission is to disseminate anti-capitalist music, build internationalism, and unite the struggles of working and oppressed peoples. https://www.facebook.com/SingSolidarity/
Act 2: Brooklyn DreamWolf
Jendog LoneWolf is a Two-Spirit Hip Hop MC, Photographer, Teaching Artist, and Collage Creator, born and bred in pre-hipster/pre-gentrified Bushwick, Brooklyn during some of New York City’s ugliest eras. She’s a Black Native and Self-proclaimed ‘Hood Ambassador’, with deep roots in the Grand Cayman Islands. Jendog represents the essence of Hip Hop Culture and music as a voice of the People and delivers hard-hitting, factual rhymes loaded with veracity, telling stories of how she lives, loves, learns, and sees. www.ilovejendog.com
YaliniDream is a performer, organizer, educator, and consultant with over fifteen years of experience using artistic tools for healing, organizing, and empowerment with communities contending with violence and trauma. Her passion is integrating creative, physical, and contemplative practices into organizing and transformation work. www.yalinidream.com
Act 3: Mario Cancel and Friends
Mario Cancel: Singer-songwriter and ethnomusicologist. Born in 1982, he learned to play the cuatro at a public music school in San Juan. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the ethnomusicology program at Columbia University where he researches the relationship between intersubjectivity, creolization, and decoloniality as heard through the song and sound making of politically aware singer-songwriters/musicians/poets who contributed to 1960s and 70s social justice struggles in Puerto Rico and Québec.www.facebook.com/mario.cancel.54
Judy Gorman has performed at the United Nations, festivals, universities, concert halls, for peace, justice and environmental events in over ten countries and forty-nine of these United States and over a dozen countries. Pete Seeger said, "Judy Gorman is a wonderful singer & musician.” https://www.reverbnation.com/judygorman
Fran' Ferrer is one of the most important and influential figures of popular music in Puerto Rico of the past five decades. As a musician and producer, he founded the music groups Frank Ferrer y Los Magníficos and Descarga Boricua. He also produced some of the most iconic albums of Puerto Rican nueva canción and salsa.
Rubén González is a singer songwriter, musician and educator residing in NYC, originally from San Juan Argentina. He has three CD’s out: Foto de mi Aldea (2006) La Libertad (2010) and I’m Working on Something (2015) featuring his compositions with a broad scope of musical styles and literary topics.
Hudson Valley Sally "They light up the stage with a joyous energy. They breathe new life into old songs and make them sound brand new. Their roots are deep and their eyes are on the prize. They remind me of what a song can do and make me want to keep singing through good times & bad." -- Charlie King www.hudsonvalleysally.com
Sylvain Léroux plays the Fula flute -- the flute of the Fulani people in West Africa. Originally from Quebec, for over 40 years he has studied and diffused West African culture, engaging in a vast array of cross-cultural musical interactions. He founded l’Ecole Fula Flute, a music literacy project in Guinea for children and teens, which has contributed to the revival of the traditional instrument in the West African country. A new crop of excellent young artists are emerging from the school.www.fulaflute.net
Act 4: Solo Artists
Addtional artists to be announced.
Act 5: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a NYC-based Earth-defending performance community. Earthalujah! The Church of Stop Shopping has 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. We resist extinction, but bring humor and music to the end of the world. And, we do get arrested a lot. We make Monsanto chemists experience our singing and preaching where they work. We resist ICE aggression, including against our own members. Our street theater and concert stage shows always work in parallel. The activism is content for the play. Our director is Savitri D. Our music director is Nehemiah Luckett. We have won the OBIE, Alpert and Edwin Booth awards and The New York Historic Districts Council's Preservation Award (for leading protests to save Manhattan's Poe House). www.revbilly.com