Ever since the August 2015 release of When Voices Meet, the award-winning documentary film about The Peace Train, we’ve received impassioned requests from throughout the USA. The film has inspired people to re-examine the issues currently dividing Americans and to do something constructive about improving human relations and social justice.
In response to all the requests, we have been organizing projects in many communities across the USA and in the border region between the USA and Mexico. We hope you’ll join us or attend a performance when The Peace Train arrives in your community on the next leg of this historic movement.
Now Available: Limited Edition 2-DVD set featuring The Peace Train’s USA Concert Tour PLUS the award-winning film, When Voices Meet
Stay tuned for more info about The Peace Train’s “Transcending Barriers” project next year!
The Peace Train project in Northern California – 2017
Over 100 youth and musicians from all diverse backgrounds sang and paraded through the East Bay area of California in May 2017. This project of The Peace Train focused on the hopes and rights of all children, especially those from Latina, African American, migrant and immigrant families. Students, teachers and families from Sacramento, San Pablo, Oakland and Berkeley traveled on the BART for this project and gave concerts at schools, train stations and public parks to make their voices heard. The singers and musicians of La Pena Community Chorus joined The Peace Train’s band for this special event.
The Peace Train Across America – 2016
The 2016 tour featured a diverse group of 140 youth & adult singers from all across America, backed up by the Grammy-nominated band of Sharon Katz & The Peace Train (SharonKatz.com). Additional singers of all ages joined the performances when The Peace Train arrived in each city.
Along its journey, The Peace Train picked up performers from coast-to-coast as well as out to Hawai’i in the Pacific Ocean and Puerto Rico in the Atlantic Ocean. Special guest Nonhlanhla Wanda, who co-founded The Peace Train in South Africa with Sharon Katz, also joined for the US tour.
The East Coast leg of The Peace Train’s journey included stops in New York City, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, Trenton, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC with a culminating performance at the Washington Monument on July 17 followed by a celebration of our mentor, Nelson Mandela, at the South African Embassy in DC.
We hope you’ll consider “getting onboard” for next legs of the tour!
Although the tours are primarily for youthful choirs/singers, we also welcome families and people of all ages who want to help sing, chaperone the youth, provide meals, help with publicity or assist with the tour logistics.
LIVE on TV: The Peace Train Tour had one message: Peace and Unity. Sharon Katz and Wendy Quick joined NBC 10’s Vai Sikahema to discuss how the tour started in South Africa, and is now making its way across America to spread its message. Please click this link to see the broadcast on WCAU-TV in Philadelphia.