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Fighting Against Famine – A Benefit Concert For African Drought Relief, August 16, 2011, TorontoPublished Aug 5, 2011
WHO: DAVID CELIA, BRIAN BLAIN, THE GUITAR BOYS OF ALDERON, LAURA FERNANDEZ, TONY SPRINGER, GINGER ST. JAMES and more!
WHAT: Benefit Concert for African Drought Relief
WHERE: Monarchs Pub, Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. West, Toronto, ON
WHEN: Tuesday, August 16 @ 6:30 pm - Open mic artist sign up / 7:00 pm start
TICKETS: Donations (suggested $10 or more) accepted on entry, tax receipts issued.
THE ASSOCIATION OF ARTISTS FOR A BETTER WORLD (AABW) and THE DELTA HOTEL have joined forces to help raise funds for this urgent cause for African Drought Relief. A concert planned for Tuesday, August 16 will include dynamic singer-songwriter DAVID CELIA, bluesman BRIAN BLAIN, the fabulous GUITAR BOYS OF ALDERON and many more artists who will donate their time and talent in the hopes of bringing aid to the starving population in the drought-ravaged Horn of Africa. Though a number of artists are booked for this night, it is also an open mic, so all musicians are invited to drop by/sign in to play some tunes as well. For more information please visit www.abetterworld.ca
Natural disasters seem to be plaguing the planet globally and nowhere have the affects been felt more than in Africa where acute malnutrition is a leading cause of death in certain areas.
Relentless severe drought in the Horn of Africa (which includes Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Uganda) has left many without food, clean water and shelter, causing a humanitarian crisis with millions being affected.
AABW & the Delta Hotel are determined to raise significant funds through this upcoming concert and the Government of Canada will generously match the donations of Canadians until September 16, 2011. Money raised will go to support the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement who have a strong presence in the region, and will be helping people recover their livelihoods as well as providing immediate emergency relief.
DAVID CELIA - www.davidcelia.com - "Roots-rock with hints of folk wrapped up in a pop package".
BRIAN BLAIN - www.myspace.com/brianblain - Slow-cooked, solid-groove folk blues
THE GUITAR BOYS OF ALDERON - www.myspace.com/theguitarboysofalderon - Blues/folk/swing
LAURA FERNANDEZ – www.laurafernandezmusic.com - Sultry Latin songstress
TONY SPRINGER - www.wildt.ca - Powerful blues-rock guitarist
GINGER ST. JAMES - www.myspace.com/gingerstjames - A bump ‘n grind beauty with powerhouse vocals