Rise Again Songbook Concert

I Am a Sewing Machine

Hang On Girl

We Were There at Great Labor Arts Exchange 2015

Bev Grant at the Way Station

Vakhegula Vakhegula (Go Granny, Go Go)

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    The Buttonwood Tree


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The Human Condition recorded Kulonyaka in 1986. After a brief hiatus, while Jerry Mitnick (bass) and Gene Hicks (keyboards & fiddle) went to Norway to work as musicians, Bev Grant met up with Chipo Wakatama (from Zimbabwe) and Frank Negrón from Puerto Rico and reconstituted the group with a focus on world music, performing songs from South Africa, Haiti and Latin America, and singing in several different languages. Jerry returned to Brooklyn and joined up with them and the band was joined by Charles Mena (from Nicaragua) on drums. The band played in many different communities, functioning as a bridge between cultures, carrying the message of struggle and ultimately expanding into a 10 piece band with five lead vocalists backed up by drums, percussion, and horns as well as guitar and bass. The band finally folded in 1991. Kulonyaka was recorded independently with money raised by the band from their supporters.