[act-ma] People's Music Network: Celebration of Bread & Roses Strike in Lawrence JAN 27 - 29!

Evan Greer evangreer at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 12:16:05 PST 2012

hey folks,
 everyone should check out the People's Music Network Winter Gathering
happening next weekend, Jan 27 - 29 in Lawrence, MA. It's accessible by the
commuter rail and is a really incredible event. This year we'll be
celebrating the 100th anniversary of the great Bread & Roses Strike of
1912. This gathering was started by Pete Seeger and Charlie King and is
attended by an incredible array of radical activists and musicians from
around the country.

The gathering kicks off with a concert on Friday, January 27th and features
some of the best known labor singer/songwriters in the world including
legendary radical feminist labor singer ANNE FEENEY, who Utah Phillips
calls "the best labor singer in North America." I'm also performing with my
hip-hop/riot-folk collaborative project, BACK TO THE ROOTS, featuring South
Bronx hiphop freedom singer, spiritchild of Mental Notes.

Details and full concert lineup

More details on the gathering, workshops, etc. here:

Saturday and Sunday there will be workshops, an open mic, and more. Lots of
ways to get involved and connect with an older generation of radicals,
anarchists, socialists, and progressives who use music to work for change.


Many more details below. Scholarships are available for registration and no
one is turned away for lack of funds. If you have any inkling you'd like to
go to this, contact me for more info, rideshares, etc.

-Evan Greer

-Please Forward Widely!!!-

REGISTER NOW:  www.peoplesmusic.org

The People's Music Network Winter Gathering is a musical event that is not
to be missed!  This national organization is joining the Lawrence, MA,
Community in its celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Bread &
Roses Strike. With the Occupy Movement, songs for social change will be
more in demand. Come join the network that has been promoting music for
social change since 1977.

At the gathering, Charlie King and Karen Brandow will present an
historical, multi-media show of song, video and spoken word about the Bread
& Roses strike in the plenary.

The Friday night concert will feature labor singer/songwriters:
Anne Feeney, Bev Grant, Jon Fromer and Tom Juravich. Also appearing are
west coast folk duo Rebel Voices, hip-hop / riot-folk collab Back to the
Roots (Spiritchild & Evan Greer), local rap group Supnater, Bread & Roses,
the Lawrence High School Girls Ensemble and the PMN Chorus.

Plus a Round Robin open mic on Saturday night, Songs of the Spirit on
Sunday morning, and lots of fun and impromptu jamming.

For home hospitality, ride shares, transportation info, registration info
and fees, go to the web site: www.peoplesmusic.org

The Concert will take place on Friday January 27 at 7:30 PM at the
Lawrence High School Performing Arts Center
70-72 North Parish Road
Lawrence, MA 01843

The Gathering on Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29, will be at the
Lawrence Senior Center
155 Haverhill St.
Lawrence, MA 01840


There will be workshops Saturday and Sunday. A sampling of them:
Songs for a Changing Labor Movement*
(Tom Juravich): brief review of changing context of labor organizing and a
song-swap of contemporary labor songs.
All The Other Miners: Musical diversity in the coal fields *
(Saro Lynch-Thomason of Blair Pathways)
Through recordings, performance, and lecture, this workshop will explore
Blair Pathway's research into West Virginia's diverse coal mining music and
its relationship to the Coal Wars.

*New Songs from the Occupy Movement* (Chris Nauman)

*Fracking, Pipeline, and Mountaintop Removal Struggles: Song Swap *(Bev

*Music2Life* (Liz Sundee)
Introduction to Music2Life--it's mission, projects, results, and
relationship to PMN

*Nueva Cancion*  (Colleen Kattau)

*Back To The Roots (Evan Greer and Spiritchild)*
A workshop illuminating the connections of hip-hop and folk music as the
music of people's struggles and the music of poor and working class people.
Hip Hop Culture*  (Maurice ‘Soulfighter’ Taylor)

*Chords To Fan the Flames of Discontent*:(Reggie Harris & Jon Fromer)
Guitar techniques that enliven the songs we sing.

*Making A Living Through Political Music* (Anne Feeney)

*Teaching and Leading Songs in Community Settings* (Verne McArthur)
Vocal Arranging * (Ben Silver)
Bring in your songs and explore different approaches to interesting

*Rounds *(Sol Weber)
For CAUSES or for FUN or for both--rousing, beautiful,silly

*Choral Singing Workshop *(Karen Mihalyi)

*South African Songs and Dances * (Sharon Katz & Wendy Khethiwe Quick)

and more!
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