Folk, blues, country & poetry at the center of the movement for peace & social change. Jon Fromer is an award-winning singer/songwriter whose music is a special blend of folk, blues and country that has been at the center of movements for peace and social change in the San Francisco Bay Area for decades. Jon is known for his rich soulful voice, rhythmic guitar style, and poetic lyrics that capture the human condition. Jon latest CD “Gonna Take Us All” speaks to the power of working together. Pete Seeger's response was “It's a great record! I hope many people start singing your songs.” Professor Louie, the Poet of the Streets, was born bred and buttered in Brooklyn, NY. He has played more rallies, benefits, demonstrations, street fairs,meetings, block parties, and picket lines than he, or anyone else, can remember. According to his mother Rose, "That boy always has something to say". Louie has 4 CD's out on the Free Brooklyn Now label and you have to hurry, there's only a billion left.
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La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.
Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.