Thanks to everyone who made the BOTMC online Spring Sitch, and Crankie Cabaret on March 6 a success!

For folks who attended the Becoming an Anti-Racist Ally in a Jam Session workshop, we would love your feedback through this survey.

For folks who missed the amazing Crankie Cabaret (or just want to see it again), you can watch a replay of the Watch Party (including the comments) at:

(you must be logged on to Facebook to see the Watch Party). 

You can also watch the individual videos (with or without a Facebook login)  at

The QHH performance of Skillet Licorice & Boojum can be viewed (with or without a Facebook login) at  

NEW EVENT - Slow Jam Fizz every Friday 4pm-5pm PT.

Looking further ahead, please SAVE THE DATES for this year's BOTMC: Sept. 21-26, 2021. We don't know yet whether it will be possible to hold the BOTMC in person or whether it will be online, so we're planning for both possibilities.  We'll know more by late spring. Our first priority is everyone's safety, of course.

Berkeley Old Time Music COnvention
ANti-Racism Statement
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)
What an amazing experience to have the BOTMC online in 2020! 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.
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