May 27, 2017
Join us for the 2017 Global Jam 4 Peace on June 21st.
In conjunction with Make Music Day, Washington DC will play host to the first Global Jam 4 Peace event.
Join us as musicians from all walks of life, and all ages, unite together to play the Peace Anthem “Set Me Free”.
Bring an instrument, or simply sing and dance along. Lyrics, chords and sheet music provided below.
Participate from ANYWHERE around the world!
WHAT: GLOBAL JAM 4 PEACE
WHO: ALL MUSICIANS, ALL SKILL LEVELS AND AGES WELCOME!
WHERE: SYLVAN THEATRE STAGE @ THE NATIONAL MALL — AND ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD!
WHEN: JUNE 21, 2017 @ 8:30PM ET (CHECK YOUR TIME ZONE HERE)
Visit GLOBALJAMFORPEACE.COM for more details.
Instructions for playing the Peace Anthem — ‘Set Me Free’ — for Guitar:
Watch and Listen to ‘Set Me Free’ with Lyrics:
ABOUT THE GLOBAL JAM 4 PEACE | FOUNDER GREGG HAMMOND
Millions of musicians and non-musicians around the globe are tuning up their instruments to perform The Peace Anthem ‘Set Me Free’ on June 21st, 2017. The Global Jam 4 Peace (GJ4P) has sparked a worldwide music movement. Empowered by a mantra of peace and love, this movement intends to unite people in communities throughout the world.
The GJ4P is the vision of philanthropic acoustic guitarist, musician and peace activist Gregg Hammond. Attacked by a DC youth gang in ’04, his answer was: “Give them guitars, teach them music.” As the founder and president of a DC children’s music charity, he provided guitars, lessons and mentoring to thousands of at-risk and foster youth, serving the community with over 5,600 volunteer hours. His scholarship recipients have performed on stage with Dweezil Zappa, son of well-known musician and activist Frank Zappa.
Music is the oldest language … and it is 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 soothes the savage beast and it’s good for humans, too” says Gregg Hammond, harnessing what all of humanity can feel and instinctually knows. “Music is the language of our souls and is the powerful catalyst we need to bring us into our desperately needed time of Peace and Love”.
Creating The Global Jam 4 Peace and enrolling people to access the music inside themselves and bring it to fruition through worldwide music events on the Summer and Winter solstice day is the Vision Gregg received after a 4 day vision quest in the New Jersey Pine Barrens in 2002, and in continued vision quests since that time. His collection of writings are scheduled for publication as a series of books.
We are extremely grateful to our volunteers and the community for helping support this event.
Here are 2 ways you can help right now:
1) Help us to fund this years 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!