“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

March 2022:  Saturday Afternoon Sing-Alongs are baaaaack!  Now that Omicron is waning and the days are warmer, Rise Up! Community Song Circles are returning  in May and June!  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.  *All proven triple-vaxed singers are welcome; you may be asked to mask up depending on how data goes in the next few months.*

COVID-19 update January 2022: Visit my virtual tip jar to help support my work during this extraordinary and roller-coaster of cancellations of classes, gigs, rehearsals, 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 (triple vaxed, masked) 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