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April's Peña - Pachamama

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m.Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes since time immemorial. She is also known as the earth/time mother. A healthy environment is a basic right of all the Earth's inhabitants. It took just a little time to reaffirm this Right by the Rio declaration (UN 1992).
Environmental justice advocates have shown that this is no accident, but a statistical fact: Poor communities are routinely targeted to host facilities that have negative environmental impacts - say, a landfill, dirty industrial plant or truck depot. The statistics provide clear evidence of what the movement rightly calls "environmental racism."
From South Bronx to Soweto, from Penang to El Paso, communities all over the world are finding commonality in their experiences and goals in seeking environmental justice to address climate change, acid rain, drought, floats, mega storms and hurricanes. These effects on their lives and livelihood point in the same direction: environmental health is a global issue that concerns all nations of the world.

A Peña is a gathering of musicians, artists, and friends who come to share their work and to play together. Peñas take historical root from Chilean social gatherings during the 60s and early 70s that expressed the spirit of creativity and resistance in melody, poems, and artwork. Please feel free to bring your own stories, songs, poems, or artwork to share.

Soft drinks and refreshments served. $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

March's Peña!

Celebrating Our Shared African Heritage & International Women's Day

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a night of folklore, storytelling, arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song.
International Women's Day has been celebrated since in the early 1900's, a time of great industrial expansion and social upheaval, accompanied by the rise of radical ideologies.
This year we would like to honor Palestinian women in their struggle and resilience as they face very difficult and harsh conditions due to occupation where Palestinian women have faced the policy of collective punishment and the siege imposed by the IOF. Gaza has been transformed into a mass prison for its 1.5 million Palestinian residents who have been denied their right to freedom of movement and basic daily needs.
In today's world, continued vigilance and action are required to ensure that women's equality is advanced in all aspects of life. Advances have been made but the challenges lie ahead:

  • 2/3 of all working hours in the world are performed by women who earn only 10% of the world's income.
  • 1.4 billion women live under an income of $ 1.25 a day.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967

February's Peña!

Celebrating Our Shared African Heritage

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a night of folklore, storytelling, arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967

December's Peña!

celebrating 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights & International Migrants Day'
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a night of folklore, storytelling, arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song.

A Peña is a gathering of musicians, artists, and friends who come to share their work and to play together. Peñas take historical root from Chilean social gatherings during the 60s and early 70s that expressed the spirit of creativity and resistance in melody, poems, and artwork. Please feel free to bring your own stories, songs, poems, or artwork to share.

Soft drinks and refreshments served. $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Peña Independencia5 CentroAmericana - September - East Boston

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m. @ TecsChange Organized around the theme of Central American independence.

Join us for a night of folklore, storytelling, arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song.

A Peña is a gathering of musicians, artists, and friends who come to share their work and to play together. Peñas take historical root from Chilean social gatherings during the 60s and early 70s that expressed the spirit of creativity and resistance in melody, poems, and artwork. Please feel free to bring your own stories, songs, poems, or artwork to share.

Join us at 46 Bennington St., East Boston, MA. Just blocks from the Maverick & Airport stops on the Blue Line! Wheelchair Accessible - Bring any and all of your instruments and add your voice to the event.

Soft drinks and refreshments served. $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Peña latinoamericana - August - East Boston

Saturday, August 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m. @ TecsChange Organized around the theme of Latin American independence.

Join us for a night of folklore, storytelling, arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song.

A Peña is a gathering of musicians, artists, and friends who come to share their work and to play together. Peñas take historical root from Chilean social gatherings during the 60s and early 70s that expressed the spirit of creativity and resistance in melody, poems, and artwork. Please feel free to bring your own stories, songs, poems, or artwork to share.

Join us at 46 Bennington St., East Boston, MA. Just blocks from the Maverick & Airport stops on the Blue Line! Wheelchair Accessible - Bring any and all of your instruments and add your voice to the event.

Soft drinks and refreshments served. $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Peña latinoamericana - July - Independence! - East Boston

featuring Manuel Santos, Carlos Suarez and other guest performers.

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 6:30 p.m. @ TecsChange Organized around the theme of Latin American independence.

Join us for a night of folklore, storytelling, arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song.

A Peña is a gathering of musicians, artists, and friends who come to share their work and to play together. Peñas take historical root from Chilean social gatherings during the 60s and early 70s that expressed the spirit of creativity and resistance in melody, poems, and artwork. Please feel free to bring your own stories, songs, poems, or artwork to share.

Join us at 46 Bennington St., East Boston, MA. Just blocks from the Maverick & Airport stops on the Blue Line! Wheelchair Accessible - Bring any and all of your instruments and add your voice to the event.

Soft drinks and refreshments served. $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Peña latinoamericana - June - East Boston

featuring ReynaLiz Herrera

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m. @TecsChange (Eastie Workshop), 46 Bennington St., East Boston, MA. Just blocks from the Maverick & Airport stops on the Blue Line! Wheelchair Accessible - Join us for the second of the re-launched peña series. Bring any and all of your instruments and add your voice to the event.

Soft drinks and refreshments served. $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Peña latinoamericana - May 11, 2013 - East Boston

NEW DATE! Join us for a night of folklore, storytelling, arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song.

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 6:30 p.m. @TecsChange (Eastie Workshop), 46 Bennington St., East Boston, MA Accessible from Maverick T Stop - Blue Line! Wheelchair Accessible

A Peña is a gathering of musicians, artists, and friends who come to share their work and to play together. Peñas take historical root from Chilean social gatherings during the 60s and early 70s that expressed the spirit of creativity and resistance in melody, poems, and artwork under a brutally repressive regime. Though they exist throughout the Spanish-speaking world, they came into fashion in Latin America with the Nueva Trova musical movement that ran in tandem with the revolutions of the day. In some places the term 'tertulia' is used, where in English we don't have an equivalent word. (Open Mic implies a certain formality and performance that doesn't quite fit this atmosphere.)

Peñer@s are encouraged to bring your own stories, songs, poems, or artwork to share. Please bring your songs, bring your verse, in whatever language or on whatever instrument.

Each peña hosted by e5 will be dedicated to the great tradition of someone who fought with the instrument of song and the spirit that defied borders. Please accompany us at our events with live music and ample nylon-string guitars.

RSVP for the event on Facebook and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/404779402952770/

$5 suggested donation. No one turned away. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided | No alcohol on premises

Peña Rebelde: Colombian Hip Hop Night

Saturday, July 14th, 8pm to late

Featuring: Oasis, Evaluzion, DJ Diego, Choco DRH y otras compas

Join the folklore, the storytelling, the arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song. Local and intergalactic musicians. Live music and soul. Bring your stories and poems, we'll offer the mic. 
Suggested Donation: $5 at door

Ruth Henry, aka Oasis's "Making Peace with Hip Hop Statement": http://www.peaceissexy.net/ruth-henry-making-peace-with-hip-hop/

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June 9th: Peña Rebelde

The 2nd Saturday of Each Month
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Saturday, June 9th, 8pm to late Join the folklore, the storytelling, the arte y amor, the poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our circles of song. Local and intergalactic musicians. Live music and soul. Bring your stories and poems, we'll offer the mic. Suggested Donation: $5 at door

Celebrating Shena Carvajal (1928-2012)
Feautured Guest at e5's first Peña in May 2010, dedicated to Violeta Parra

  On memorial day I want to remember the soldiers of peace,
  the ones that fought to make this world a better place,
  the ones that were strong in the face of adversity,
  the ones that gave their lives to the cause of justice,
  in the simplest of details, everyday, silent examples of human responsibility …

Peña Rebelde: Honrando Afro-Latinas en Boston

Saturday, March 31st, 2012, 7pm to late Join us for live music, poetry, spoken word, open mic and much, much more. Celebrating International Women's Day with Peña flavor. Featuring:

Women in Action:
Reflections of Our Struggles

Photography by Taína Vargas

Cultural/Ethnic Food and Beverages Available
Suggested Donation: $5
For more info, contact Dorotea: 617-922-5744 or Antonieta: 917-981-1625

 

Peña Rebelde Presente: Jason Berube

Saturday, February 11, 2011, 7:00 p.m. Peñero Simon speaks: Coming in for our 9th monthly Peña Rebelde, straight from Outerspace via Mesoamerica via Somerville, Mass., is Jason Berube. A jack-of-all-trades--singer-songwriter, Mayan glyph card reader, muralist, and 3rd generation roofer--Jason has been blessing the Boston music and activist culture with his energy since the very first days of Encuentro 5 and far beyond. Jason's circus talents, entwined with his love of love and the revolution, will make this one more peña to be inspired by...Listen to this interview with Simon Rios (may take a minute to load below).

La Gran Peña - Prequel Dance Party @ Spontaneous Celebrations, JP!

Pay @ Door: $5-$20 (sliding scale)
6 Fantastic DJS
Cash Bar, Snacks
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Peña Rebelde Presente: Mercedes Sosa

Saturday, December 10th, 2011; 
7:00 p.m. Food, 8:00 p.m. Live Music
Sharing music, arte y amor the 2nd Saturday/each month @ e5

Join the circle of songs and stories to honor the distinctive voice and legacy of one of Latin America's beloved musicians, Mercedes Sosa. Rooted in Argentine folk music, Mercedes' invincible sounds of justice crossed beyond borders so that she was known as a woman who "didn't have any type of barrier or any type of fear that limited her." On Dec. 10th, hear her recordings and live modern renditions by local peñero/as and bring your own story, song, poem, or artwork to share...