Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Culture Planet Unplugged

3rd Annual Benefit for Insurance Costs for St. Joseph's Cultural Center

Featuring: Grass Valley Taiko, Ivan Najera, the Al Ama Belly Dancers, the Earth Rhythms Dancers and Drummers, Christopher Taylor and Johnny Om (the Bodhi Brothers), Joe Fajen on Tablas,
the Wilson Triplets (Luke, Maggie, and Peter), a drum line with Kit Bailey

When: Saturday, July 11th, 7:00 PM

Where: St. Joseph's Cultural Center, 410 South Church Street, Grass Valley

Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $17.00 at the door

Information: 530-272-4725 or www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

Advance tickets will be placed into a drawing for original art from the third floor artists at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center. Tickets will go on sale Monday, June 29th at the BriarPatch Co-op, Gold Rush Records and the Cultural Center office.

Donating their time and talent for this benefit are the Grass Valley Taiko performing a Japanese style of drumming that has a long and rich history with a cornucopia of styles and rhythms which intrigues and delights audiences of all ages. Earth Rhythm Dancers and Drummers’ performances are high energy dances, drum rhythms and songs from the Congo, West Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, and North America. Ivan Najera is an Ecuadorian born guitarist who delights audiences with his Nuevo Flamenco style and grace. The Troupe Al Ama are Belly Dancers of all ages and types of women dancing to Middle Eastern dance styles with elements of cabaret, folkloric, tribal, as well as some exciting western influences. Christopher Taylor and Johnny Om (the Bodhi Brothers), offer a fun collection of acoustic-based music, with flavors of folk, blues, and country jazz. Joe Fajen performs traditional Indian music on the Tablas. The Wilson Triplets (Luke, Maggie, and Peter) perform original, traditional and contemporary music on guitar, accordion, mandola, mandolin, dobro and more. Kit Bailey, percussionist, has been a musician since 1966 (teacher since 1990) He teaches drum set to ages 7 through 75, and conga and djembe to adults.

For the last three years St. Joseph's Cultural Center hosts a benefit to raise funds to pay part of their yearly insurance bills. Insurance includes Liability which is the biggest. We take a high deductible to lower the costs as much as they can. One can imagine how much the costs are for a building built in 1866 and a State Historic Landmark. St. Joseph’s never has enough funds at one time to even get close to the amount required. We must put 25% down at the beginning of their fiscal year and then pay monthly. The goal for this benefit is $5,000.00. All donations are 100% tax deductible. If you cannot attend the event you can always make a donation at any time.
St. Joseph's Cultural Center is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization owned and operated by the Historic Mt. St. Mary’s Preservation Committee. The mission is to preserve this State of California Historic Landmark for the community and for cultural events.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice one to see this..

Thank you very much...
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