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People’s Music Network Summer Concert
Fri June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
TUNE INTO THE LIVE BROADCAST
Friday, June 4, 7:00 PM – 9:00 P (ET)
This Concert is part of the annual PMN Virtual Summer Convergence, from June 4-6, which you can register for here: https://peoplesmusic.org/event-4319972
If you’re registering for the full convergence, there’s no need to also register for the concert. If you’re already a PMN member, it is even better to register using the link above. But if you’d like to attend this special concert only at a low-cost, you can register for the concert using this registration link: https://peoplesmusic.org/event-4330754
* REGISTRATION isn’t required to tune in to the free livestream, but when you register, you get an automatic reminder about the show with the option to tune in via Zoom.
MUNIT MESFIN (Emcee) is an Ethiopian-American singer, songwriter, teaching artist, and project director at Carpe Diem Arts where she organizes the early childhood arts program, Jump Start with the Arts, and Ukes on the Move, which aims to get ukuleles in the hands of 3rd and 4th graders so that they may start their songwriting journey! In her music career, she performs world music, jazz, reggae, with musicians from around the world, and, most recently, she has started a band with her two daughters, Meezan and Ayana. Together, they are called Munit and Z Lovebugs, and they are on the journey to their first album – making fun, thoughtful, inspiring music for children 3 to 93 ?. They are excited to be part of the Peoples’ Music Network Convergence. facebook.com/munit.mesfin
ELISE BRYANT is a singer, actor, writer and spoken word artist. She currently serves as the executive director of the Labor Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization that is the “art and soul of the labor movement.” Elise is a lifetime member of the Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World), a member of the AFM Local 1000 and Vice President of CWA/Newspaper Guild Local 32035. In 2012, she received the Lifetime Achievement award from the United Association of Labor Educators. In 2017, she became president of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and a month later was elected vice-president of CWA/TNG Local 32031
SAV-B is a young man full of ambition who aims to make inspirational music. He is from Freeport, Long Island.
ELISE WITT is a singer songwriter based in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born in Switzerland and raised in North Carolina. She speaks fluent Italian, French, German, Spanish and English and sings in over a dozen languages. Elise performed and has taught at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and Clearwater Hudson River Revival, She has been a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and chamber chorus for 20 years. She has studied improvisation and currently is part of a 16-voice ensemble. In 2000, she was chosen as one of 120 residency artists nationwide for “America Creates for the Millennium. Witt is currently Director of Music Programs for the Global Village Project, a DeKalb County middle school for refugee girls.
JANE SAPP is a cultural worker who engages with disenfranchised urban and rural communities in the United States. She is a powerful, highly-regarded performer, song-writer, recording artist, activist and educator. Her music reflects the blues and gospel sounds of her Georgia youth and is deeply rooted in the spiritual, religious and historical experiences of the African-American world. Her performances have been featured in concert halls (including Carnegie Hall with Pete Seeger), colleges, and community centers throughout the U.S. and in Sweden, Canada, Senegal, and Mali, West Africa.
Jane has a long history of working with grassroots communities and innovating community programs, events, and cultural centers. She founded and developed the Black Folk Roots Festival in 1975 in Greene County, Alabama, and the festival of Low Country Life, South Carolina in 1972, both of which continue today. As an educator, Jane Sapp has developed techniques to help the silenced find their voices through the arts.
THE BLACK WORKER’S CENTER CHORUS was established in 2017 under the direction of Luci Murphy, a long time social justice advocate. She recognized the need to tell the history of housing and employment in Washington DC and the power of music to motivate action to demand change. Since its founding, the Chorus has performed at protests to stop evictions in Washington DC, as well as to stop Fossil Fuel infrastructure, and prison injustice. The chorus brings their inspiring voices to Juneteenth celebrations, Indigenous People’s events, and many other community events where oppressed peoples are organizing for liberation. You just might see these committed singers pop up anywhere, at any time. Other members include: Angie Whitehurst (writer, poet, and artist); Al McCray (actor, vocalist, and poet); Veronica Proctor (artist formerly known as mom).