The Peoples' Voice Cafe

An alternative coffeehouse offering live entertainment in New York City, from folk music and protest songs to rap, jazz, poetry, storytelling, and dance.                                                                                
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Great news! David Amram has agreed to do a fundraising benefit concert for and at the Peoples' Voice Cafe on April 27, 2019.

Meanwhile, David asked us to kindly publicize this event coming up on December 19 of this year.

AMRAM @ 88
A celebration of Music and Life with David Amram and Friends

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 / 8:00 – 11:30 PM
Theater for the New City
155 1st Avenue
Between East 9th and 10th Streets
New York, NY 10003

Featuring the David Amram Quintet with Kevin Twigg, Rene Hart, Adam Amram, and Elliot Peper

With special guests Vic Juris, Suzanne Hayes, Adira Amram, Oliver Wild Amram Muller, Yukari Amram, Loralee Ecobelli, Avram Pengas, Richard Barone, and surprise guests.

Tickets online via SmarTix

or call Sophia Dumasig at 212-475-0108.

To purchase tickets that night, come by the theater and buy them at the box office.

Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 8pm: Journeys in Song: Perspectives from Immigrant Songwriters

Toby Tobias: Journey from Johannesburg
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Toby studied music in Jerusalem and also immersed himself in many genres of American Music while never leaving behind his roots in the rhythms and melodies of his homeland. His keen ear for intuitive arrangements is a hallmark of his writing and performance. In the song cycle Journey from Johannesburg Toby shares the vivid tale of his life in South Africa under apartheid, then in an Israel on the brink of battle for its own identity, before finding a new home, and many stark parallels, in the U.S.

Photo by Randy Bradbury

Rupert Wates: The Lights of Paris
London-born singer-songwriter Rupert Wates has been based in the U.S. since 2007 and has won over 40 awards for his unique brand of melodic folk music. Tonight he will perform his latest CD, The Lights Of Paris (2017), which takes a hard look at our world today, with all its division, fears and uncertainty. Against this background, the Lights Of Paris provide an image of hope, art and beauty, a beacon in the darkness. Rupert will be accompanied by virtuoso string players Adrianna Matteo on violin and Brian Sanders on cello.

Community Church of New York U.U.
40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park)
New York, NY, 10016
Cafe entrance at far right of building, at street level.

to 33rd St. (2 1/2 blocks to the church)
to 34th Street/Herald Square (3 1/2 blocks)

All shows start at 8 PM, Saturdays. Doors open at 7:30.
No reservations, so come early to be assured a seat.

$20 suggested contribution -- more if you choose, less if you can't; no one turned away.
For PVC subscribers, students, and youth, the suggested contribution is $12.

Wheelchair accessible (including bathrooms). For info call 212-787-3903.

Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 8pm:

Thelma Thomas Tribute Night
Thelma Thomas is artistic director of The Pearls of Wisdom, a touring ensemble of elder storytellers. In richly narrated presentations she tells stories that illuminate her own past and our collective histories. She has brought her lively, spirited, authentic presentations to Tanzania, Brazil, Ghana, Costa Rica, The Gambia, South Africa, Russia, Australia, Kenya, and Camaroon, continuing the tradition of elder folk art stories. Thelma is a founding member of The African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc. and a member of The National Association of Black Storytellers, The Harlem Arts Alliance, and the National Storytelling Network. Tonight we honor her talents and legacy with a warm tribute and celebration.

December 29, 2018:

Closed for New Year's Break

And coming up...

Jan 5: Lonnie Harrington + Tom DeRosa

Jan 12: Carlos Rosello + Fred Arcoleo & Friends

Jan 19: 6G Night: 3 Guys + 3 Guitars in the Round: Tom Smith + Gary Allard + Joshua Garcia

Jan 25: People's Music Network Winter Concert [starts at 7:30; different rates apply]

Feb 2: Pamela Jean Agaloos + Twa Corbies

Feb 9: Rod MacDonald + Joe Jencks

Feb 16: Cole Quest & the City Pickers + Piedmont Bluz

Feb 23: Terry Kitchen & Mara Levine + Robin Greenstein

Mar 2: Women's Voices: Beth DeSombre + Bev Grant

Mar 9: International Women's Day: Emily White + The Raging Grannies

Mar 16: Gerry Segal + Generations: Mike & Aleksi Glick

Mar 23: The Siegel Family & Friends + Hudson Valley Sally

Mar 30: Reggie Harris + Pat Wictor

Apr 6: Anne Price + Steve Suffet

Apr 13: B (Oliver Esposito) + Lindsey Wilson

Apr 20: [Closed for Easter Weekend and Passover]

Apr 27: David Amram (Benefit Concert for PVC)

May 4: Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration

May 11: The Peace Poets + Pam Parker

May 18: Carolyn Hester

The Peoples' Voice Cafe's 2018-2019 season program is supported in part by grants from:

The Puffin Foundation

The Folk Music Society of New York

The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
(Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant)