Monday, March 21, 2005

Darfur Rally Information

We will be at NYU tomorrow, 11am-2p, meeting at university place and waverly, 1 block east of Washington Square arch.

Thursday, we will be at Columbia, meeting at 116th and Broadway at 11 am. there is one week left. Every effort counts.

Oh, and here’s the (huge) blurb about Thursday night:
Thursday, March 24th, 2005
The C-Note Genocide in the Sudan
Fundraiser for the Victims of Genocide in the Sudan and Doctors without Borders.
Hosted by Ekayani. - Doors 8pm*Show 8:30-11 PMT
The C-Note 157 Avenue C at 10 StreetNew York NY 10009 USA
(212 ) 677-8142 Price: $5.00 + 1 drink minimum

New Century World presents "A Fundraiser for the Victims of Genocide in the Sudan and Doctors without Borders." Hosted and Curated by Ekayani. Join Ali Eskandarian, Mike McHugh, Agents of Karma, activist Mark Crane, and DJ Neva Wartell and Andrea P for an evening with live music, Sudanese beats and info!

SUDANESE beats 8-8:30 by Neva!
The LINE-UP: 8:30 PM- ALI Eskandarian-Iranian born singer songwriter splits away from the status quo of bubble gum pop by making socially conscious songwriting his devoir. A cross between Jeff Buckley and the Velvet Underground. Ali is an emerging talent appearing nationally at The Jeff Buckley festival in Chicago and in New York at The C-Note and The Living Room. Tonight this dynamic artist performs an acoustic set. Courtesy of Steven Scharf Entertainment

MIKE McHugh- Solid New York songwriter and poet Mike McHugh, on the scene from the days of The SpeakEasy in the West Village and the folk-anti-folk movement, contributes topical songs to the evening such as "Money to Burn". He wrote "Two Lovers Can Draw Down the Moon" covered beautifully by songstress Erin Hill and HEATSEEKERS CHART topper in 2004. New Century

AGENTS of KARMA- James Cavanaugh on bass guitar heads the New York based politically and socially conscious rock trio AOK. "A phaser-soaked bass guitar thrusts the melody out into the audience; pounded out with all the fury and flash of a prom date scorned. Indeed, as the bassist cues off the sharp clap of snare and hi-hat; lets the warm and full drone of the guitar's first set of chords soak in; and cuts to the lead vocal of the opening song, "One Man's Trash", he looks like he should be wearing a tattered tuxedo." - PaperTaxi Agent of Karma.

MARK CRANE, activist- Mark Crane has been holding and organizing vigils around the city with diverse groups of people to call attention to the crisis in the Sudan at such locations as the Sudanese Embassy in New York City. He is passionate, knowledgeable and non-partisan about this crisis and is well connected to a number of activist groups in the tri-state area. RALLY: A "Wake Up Wall Street" vigil will be held in front of the NYSE Monday, March 28 , 2005 from 8 AM - 2 PM. Please visit Mark Crane's web site at Fight or Die for more information.

DJ NEVA WARTELL with AndreaP: Neva Wartell has a lengthy list of accomplishments including radio, concert and event production. Neva hosted "Continental Drift" on WBAI-FM, NYC (1990-1994). She founded Music for the Masses, a collective of international DJs, musicians, dancers, visual artists and other cultural activists dedicated to the creation of a world without borders. NEVA can be heard on Fridays from midnight till 4 am on Radio Soleil

ASAP CD- The Afrobeat Sudan Aid Project: Neva is marketing this CD containing tracks donated by upcoming and established Afrobeat artists based in the US, the UK and France, Featured are: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble; Ikwunga; Kokolo; Keziah Jones; Tony Allen; Dele Sosimi; Wunmi; Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra; Franck Biyong & Massak, and Baba Olajagun & Ancestral Rhythms. The ASAP is spearheaded by Modiba Productions African empowerment through African music and film. DONATE: Doctors Without Borders to access the donors page.

"Dear Friend, Thank you for your support of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF). You can make your donation on our website and if you just follow it by emailing us, we will restrict your donation to our work in the Sudan. You can also specify that you wish to donate to aid the Sudan by making your donation through our toll-free number, 1-888-392-0392, or in a note if you mail it to:
333 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001-5004.

Thank you again for your interest in MSF.
Julie O'Shea
Donor ServicesDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF)

"WAXPLOITATION: Get the Music by Waxploitation records from the CD "Genocide in the Sudan" with Jill Scott, Thievery Corporation, Yoko Ono, System of a Down, Jurassic, Antibalas, Angelique Kidjo, Bad Religion, Toots and the Maytals, The Night Watchman, Tortoise, Mark Farina, Danger Mouse, Teargas and Plateglass, DJ Spooky, Tweaker, Gorilla, Kinky, The Pretenders, Rise Against and the X-ecutioners.

THANKS TO: New Century World, Steven Scharf Entertainment, AOK, The C-Note, Rita Ghoulum of Waxploitation Records,, Eric Reeves, Divest Sudan, Dudan Reeves, John Kruth, and Nat Hentoff for writing an excellent series of articles on the crisis in the Sudan for the Village Voice.

SPONSORS : Flyer design created and donated by MUSEOVICH. Copies provided by The Village Copier 20 East 13 St., The Sullivan Street bakery who bake the best bread in the city for their support. Sullivan Street Bakery.