About this Artist
People of Earth is a global music collective set on blurring the barriers between the great art forms of the terrestrial sphere, creating an explosive blend of the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and beyond. The world-class musicians who make up this collective represent more than eight different nationalities and have played with a vast range of artists from Gloria Estefan to Ruben Blades to the New York Philharmonic and more.
People of Earth has performed at such venues as The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Bowl, Penn's Landing, World Cafe Live, The Bitter End, The Highline Ballroom, Drom, SOB's, and Rockwood Music Hall NYC. They also performed as headliners for Philadelphia's SugarCane Festival and at the legendary Painted Bride and were recently featured on Latin music channel Congahead Studios. In 2020, People of Earth was awarded a grant from New Music USA to commission Dafnis Prieto to compose a concerto for orchestra, premiered by Louisville Orchestra, Britt Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2022.
In addition to being a powerhouse performing group, People of Earth is devoted to education. Its members include veteran teaching artists who have led workshops at The Kimmel Center, Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and many more. The band has presented children's concerts for The Mann Center, 92nd Street Y, and Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. People of Earth are committed to using music as a vehicle for social change. Through sharing their passion for warm-blooded groove music, they hope to facilitate dialogue, create cultural connections and spread joy, ultimately making the world a better place.