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The BOTMC is delighted to announce the launching of the Black Banjo & Fiddle Fellowship, a project of the Oakland Conservatory of Music in collaboration with the BOTMC. Click HERE for more info.
The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring a lovingly curated roster of local and national acts, with concert sets, rollicking square dances, workshops, jams and the illustrious
string band contest in venues throughout Berkeley
SAVE THE DATES:
Sept. 20-25, 2023
the 20th anniversary of the BOTMC
2023 lineup - more to be added!
Slate Valley Ramblers
(Richard & Barbara Bowman and Ivy & David Sheppard)
Hubby Jenkins & Jackson Lynch
Sheila Kay Adams
Nokosee Fields Trio
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Wilms
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Thompsonia Cajun Band
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!
Also tote bags, refrigerator magnets, mask,
pin, or sticker!
BOTMC 2020 T-Shirts
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