“A thing seems impossible until it is done.”  Nelson Mandela

Welcome!   If you have questions or inquiries about gigs, choral workshops, recordings or sheet music, please contact me: avandlt@cruzio.com

One of my songs: Let Justice Roll Down


Rise Up! Community Song Circles: Saturday afternoon sing-alongs, choral workshops & mini-concerts return this spring-2023, beginning March 11th @ @ 1:30pm.    Click here for deets

Singing out loud for fun and inspiration!  Coming together in persistence for songs of freedom & struggle, hope & healing, peace & justice. Music sheets provided.  *Vax/booster proof required; stand by for updated info on the easing of masking/payment protocol for the coming season*

The musicians you value in your life are still recovering from the effects of covid on the music industry.   Visit my virtual tip jar to help support my work during this extraordinary 2 1/2 year roller-coaster of cancellations of classes, gigs, rehearsals, residencies and workshops:  paypal.me/AileenVance

ZChoir! Zabalaza-Revolution in 4-Part Harmony

After 15 years of continuous harmony, I am going to be taking a sabbatical from ZChoir for awhile.  However, I will be offering my annual South African 4-part harmony choral workshop again this year on SATURDAY, June 3, 2023 @ 1:30pm. sliding scale $15-25 All triple vaxed singers are welcome. For details, click the “Rise Up!” link below.

My monthly “Rise Up !” drop-in community song circles are back! And they are fun!

All vaxed and boosted singers welcome!     In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact me: avandlt@cruzio.com  OR visit our Facebook page:  Zabalaza!


The entire Peace Train community mourns the passing of our dear Nonhlanha Wanda (center, above) who passed away at her home in Durban, SA on Jan 5, 2023.  She was an inspiration to us all and a guiding light for so many of the children who she mentored and taught.   This photo is from when our NorCal inter-generational group went on The Peace Train Transcending Barriers Tour July 2018 with Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Band in San Diego and Tijuana.   We crossed the border to work with our partners from Promotora de las Bellas Artes in Tijuana and made new friends with over 100 children and their families and teachers.  It was amazing.   IN 2021, WE DID IT AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH A TRAIN RIDE AND PERFORMANCES IN TECATE  & TIJUANA. GET ON THE PEACE TRAIN!  Build bridges, not walls!    for more info, see this short Peace Train video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZo1D-snfbc