“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 return this fall, beginning September 24th @ 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

January 2020: 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 4, 2022 @ 1pm. sliding scale $15-25 All triple vaxed singers are welcome. For details, clikc the “Rise Up!” link below.

My monthly “Rise Up !” drop-in community song circles are coming back after the Omicron Wave suspended us for a few months (click the link for more details)

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!


above:  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.   DUE TO COVID, CANCELLED for 2020—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