GLOBAL JAM 4 PEACE
Join us on September 23rd at Clarendon Day in Arlington VA, and around the world to play The Peace Anthem, 5:30pm EST. At a time of cross-border conflict, violence, and uncertainty, the Global Jam 4 Peace is a testament to the power of music to speak the universal language of the human heart. Come participate in the jam and sing or play along! You can participate from ANYWHERE around the world by posting your performances of The Peace Anthem live across video and social media channels with the hashtag: #globaljam4peace. Lyrics and sheet music for The Peace Anthem (‘Set Me Free’) are provided below. This event is free and open to the public.
WHAT: The Global Jam 4 Peace founder Gregg Hammond will MC the main stage at Clarendon Day. All stages feature great local and regional bands. Chili Cook-off. Food, craft beer, wine and artist booths. Musicians on the main stage:
Host Greggory Hammond
- 11:00 am Crooked Angels
- 12:00 pm Giants and Thieves
- 1:00 pm Flashback
- 2:15 pm Fuzz Queen
- 3:30 pm Christine Lenee
- 4:00 pm Harry Jay & the Bling
- End 5:30 pm The Global Jam 4 Peace Event All Artists
WHEN: Festival starts at 11 am EST, September 23, 2017, and will culminate on the main stage with the global symphony of musicians around the globe joining through live stream starting at 5:30 pm EST. (Check Your Timezone Here)
WHERE: MAIN STAGE at CLARENDON DAY FESTIVAL IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – AND ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD! Get FREE tickets here.
WHO: Many local DC musicians and community members will join with instruments and voices. Livestream video broadcast with musicians around the globe performing The Peace Anthem in unison to unite in peace, love, and music. We are raising the vibration of humanity through the universal language of music.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE GLOBALLY
Instructions for playing The Peace Anthem (‘Set Me Free’) for Guitar:
Music is the oldest language, and it’s universal. Studies have revealed humans communicated with pitches and songs prior to developing the verbal languages. The oldest artifact, a flute made from vulture-bone, predates cave drawings. The pitches produced are similar to the human voice. “Music is the language of our souls and is a powerful catalyst for greater peace and love at a time when we desperately need it,” says philanthropic acoustic rock guitarist and event organizer Gregg Hammond. Gregg’s grand vision is to bring the world together for a global symphony by playing The Peace Anthem at the same time. The Global Jam 4 Peace, a celebration of the music inside every person, will take place on the Summer and Winter solstice every year.
ABOUT GREGG HAMMOND
Gregg has performed in Washington, D.C. at venues like DC9, World Famous 930 Club, The Torpedo Factory, and The Hamilton Live. He rocked the stage at Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival, along with well-known guitarists Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Lee Ritenour, and Dweezil Zappa.
Since moving back to D.C. in 2004 Gregg Hammond has been on a mission to revitalize the music scene which once flourished in Washington’s city center. After being jumped by a gang of young adults in D.C.Gregg has been experimenting with the idea of giving kids guitars instead of guns. In 2007 he began organizing volunteer efforts to provide guitars and guitar lessons to foster youth and at-risk communities. Students have gone on to perform at venues ranging from open Mic nights, the Howard Theatre Stage, and Washington Post Conference Center, to live on Sirius XM satellite radio, with performances alongside stars like Dweezil Zappa (son of legendary musician Frank Zappa). Gregg also organized Washington, DC’s first Make Music Day.
More information can be found at The Global Jam 4 Peace Facebook page, and www.dcguitarlessons.com.
Here are 3 ways you can help:
1) Fund this event by going to: DC Peace Music Fund. Every dollar counts!
2) Join us on Facebook at The Global Jam 4 Peace page. Please ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ this page far and wide!
3) Participate or volunteer at the event. From practicing The Peace Anthem to helping in the event run-up, we are extremely grateful for your support!