Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A World of Drumming - Heart Beats for Tibetan Women

I wanted to invite everyone to come up to Grass Valley on Dec 1 for a very special fundraising event benefitting the Sierra Friends of Tibet Computer Learning Project for the Tibetan Nuns of Jangchub Choeling Nunnery, India.

The event features drumming styles from all corners of the planet including Native American Drumming, Japanese Taiko, Afro-Cuban Bata, East Indian Tabla, Middle Eastern Drumming, Brazilian Capoeira, Celtic Drums and more.

Peformers include:
  • Saul Rayo & the Abuellos
  • Grass Valley Taiko
  • Conga Bya Featuring Bob Scarlett
  • Joe Fasen Tabla North Indian Classical Drums
  • Capoeira Raca Em Movimento
  • Brazilian Capoeira
  • Da'Owaga
  • Inter-tribal Women’s Drum Group
  • Awendes
  • Feather River Singers

Where: Center for the Arts, Grass Valley CA
When: Friday Dec 1, 8PM
Cost: $20 is the 501C3 Non Profit founded by Melanie Sullivan of Sierra Friends of Tibet. Sullivan will be traveling to a remote refugee camp in India in January-February to purchase computers and establish the Sierra Friends of Tibet Computer Learning Lab at the Jangchup Choeling nunnery. will eventually open web-portals between the camp (which is also home to the visiting monks) and Sierra Friends of Tibet, for telemedicine support, distance learning programs and an entire world of opportunity to move the camp towards sustainability. "Just last month we learned yet again, of another Tibetan nun and children who were shot trying to cross the Himalaya to freedom. Along with compassion, Technology is my weapon of choice in fighting these injustices and we are committed to bringing this project to fruition.

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