Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sending back the Spirit

What: Pittsburgh musicians shall perform at a benefit concert to raise emergency funds to send to earthquake survivors in Haiti.

Who: Hosted by Shadow Lounge and Phat Man Dee. Performers to include trumpeter Sean Jones  pianist and vocalist Joy Ellis and the Georgetown Trio,  singer songwriter Joy Ike, guitarist Colter Harper, bassist Tony DePaolis, poet Christiane D, Ben Alper, Yours Truly, Irish activist and balladeer Terry Griffith, dancers Christine Andrews and Maria Hamer of Zafira, DJ Flex , Ben Hackett , Mike Glabicki and chanteuse Phat Man Dee and friends.

Where: The Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3815

When: Thursday January 21, 2010              Doors open 7 pm, show begins at 8 pm

Cost: $10 or more, 100% of door and 10% of bar sales to benefit Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund

Age: 18 and over

Also:  Raffle to be held in the Blue Room.  Donations co ordinator is Elizabeth Kivowitz and can be reached for donations at 412-758-6724

Long Description:
Upon hearing about the tragedy which befell the people of Haiti on Jan 11, people all over the world were at a loss as to how to help the people of this island nation. In Pittsburgh there is a community of musicians who are happy to lend their talents to create a night of music that will hopefully raise some much needed funds and awareness for the survivors of this terrible day. The Shadow Lounge and Phat Man Dee have banded together to host a wonderful evening of music to send some love, light and emergency funds to where they are needed most. The charity chosen to distribute what is raised is the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. In addition to attending this concert featuring local music legends such as Sean Jones, Mike Glabicki of Rusted Root, Phat Man Dee and more, you may also text the word “Yele” to the number 501501 on your cell phone to send an immediate donation of $5.  All the performers will perform in the Shadow Lounge from 8 pm – 12 am and DJ Flex will be spinning Haitian dance music in Ava from 10 pm to close.