Watch this Year's BOTMC Freight shows!
SAVE THE DATE!
The 2022 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention will be
September 22-25, 2022
Note: all times are Pacific Standard Time
Slow Jam Fizz
2nd & 4th Friday at 5:30pm PT
Jan 28 - 5:30pm
Charlie Walden & Patt Plunkett
Recordings of previous sessions available on Youtube.
BOTMC Spring Situation - date TBA
This year's beautiful poster artwork by Angelina Elise!
What an amazing experience to have the BOTMC in person AND online in 2021! Many thanks to all who attended and performed and taught and lectured and especially HUGE THANKS to our volunteers, who made the whole thing possible.
Please consider making a donation to the BOTMC; click on the DONATE button for instructions.
Berkeley Old Time Music COnvention
As appreciators and torch bearers of early American traditional music, the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention actively questions what it means to share this music in the context of systemic racism. We wish to acknowledge the immense contribution of Black and Indigenous musicians to the music presented by the BOTMC, in the past and in the present. We acknowledge the forces that have historically denied these contributions and that worked to sever their living connections to this music. We also acknowledge our own complicity in this oppression. As we play this music, we are reckoning with our history and present condition. We hope to build a road toward reparation.
Adapted (with permission) from the Plaid Strangers (Thomas Angell, Maxine Gerber, Karen Heil and Allegra Yellin)
A collector's item!
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