Register by Saturday, January 13, 2024 for early bird discount.
The People's Music Network is hosting a Hybrid Winter Convergence from January 26-28, 2024, taking place both on Zoom and in person in Manhattan at The People's Forum (TPF) -- 320 West 37th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues) New York, NY 10018.
The event begins Friday night on Zoom with a Virtual Round Robin, open to PMN members anywhere in the world. People participating remotely via Zoom may join select workshops taking place in NYC as well as participate in Zoom-only workshops. The in-person component of the event takes place at TPF all day on Saturday (10am to 9pm), featuring participatory workshops and song swaps in the morning and afternoon.
Peoples Voice Cafe 2/4/24
This music video cantata is a project of The NY State Poor People's Campaign. We believe that one of the strategies to create change is to shift the narrative by changing the narrators. In FACE OF THE STATE, we have assembled dozens of stories from around NY State that were collected by PPC members trained to use their cell phones to document conditions we all live under, and combined them with song and rap by Jendog Lonewolf, Lindsey Wilson, and Matt Puckett.
"an Artist's duty, as far as i'm concerned, is to reflect the times. i think that is true of Painters, Sculptors, Poets, Musicians. as far as i'm concerned, it's their choice, but i CHOOSE to reflect the times and situations in which i find myself...that, to me, is my duty...and at this crucial time in our lives, when everything is so desperate, when everyday is a matter of survival, i don't think you can help but be involved. young people, Black and white, know this; that's why they're so involved in politics. we will shape and mold this country or it will not be molded and shaped at all anymore, so i don't think you have a choice. how can you be an Artist and NOT reflect the times? that, to me, is the definition of an Artist."
-Aunty Nina Simone
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