In brief: If you're interested in worksongs and want to learn more, see more, do more, hear more of them, pledge $1 (or more) per video to support me in making worksong videos happen!
Hello! I’m Bennett Konesni, curator of worksongs.org, co-founder of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, and author of the Your Occasional Worksong newsletter.
Join me for my newest project: The Worksong Project.
It's part documentary, part video songbook, part how-to series, and all about exploring productive fun for the pure, simple joy of it.
Lots of the time this project will help me share old and new worksongs, I'll make videos of me actually doing work and finding songs that fit. Sometimes I'll interview other practitioners to get their songs and their advice (especially old-timers!) Other times I'll highlight a tradition, getting inside what makes it work. Whatever it is, I aim to bring you interesting recordings, with lyrics and historical background, too.
But I need your help to do it!
Worksongs.org has been the main platform for my work collecting these useful songs - it's a site that I run with whatever time and money I can spare. But it's getting expensive. And I have to work to make money in other ways to pay for the site.
With a reliable income from your monthly patronage on this platform, I can pay for what I'm already doing, and devote much more time to the project.
The more support we get, the further afield we can go
With each milestone we hit, we’ll explore another part of the world, adding to the archive as we go. New England Worksongs, you betcha! Swedish Cow Calls, ja! Tanzanian Jogging Songs? Jambo!
TO BE CLEAR: All of the stuff that comes out of this project will go up for free onto Youtube. So you don't actually need to do this in order for it to happen. But someone does. How about you?
Click Here to Pitch In! Here are the types of things that will come with support:
- A patreon-only forum
- Your own mp3 of each song
- PDFs of the lyrics and liner notes for your personal use away from the Interwebs
- Free registration for worksong workshops
- AND... know that you have helped support the collection and sharing of worksongs.
Thank you so much for your support.