I’m so excited for this event. Many thanks to the following blogs for helping get the word out:
Press Release and Information.
The Kids Helping Kids / Performing Artists 4 Haiti charity event organized to benefit the victims of the Haiti earthquake will take place at the Bowery Poetry Club on Sunday, Jan, 31st, 1-6pm.
$5 minimum suggested donation
100% goes directly to orphanages in Haiti.
1:30 – 4:00 PM KIDS HELPING KIDS
Family / Kids Programming: Hayes Greenfield & Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz, Niall O’Leary Dancers, Louise Rogers Band & children’s chorus
4:00 – 6 PM PERFORMING ARTISTS FOR HAITI (see below)
The New York Neo-Futurists Theater ensemble
The award wining independent theater ensemble have performed hundreds of plays for downtown audiences, like Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind –visceral and experimental, embracing chance, change, and chaos! http://www.nynf.org
Music: For the Artists 4 Haiti portion of this event, NYC-based vintage reggae band The Hard Times will play their own short set, accompanied by some of NYC’s most prominent world music percussionists including Salieu Suso and Papa Suso on kora, and Frank Marino. Following that, the band will serve as the house band for the rest of the event, backing notable New York poets and spoken word artists.
Poetry Producers Round
Hosts and producers of some of the most popular NYC poetry series bring their poetic energy and voices to the stage for what will surely be an electric experience with the spoken word.
Poets include: Bob Holman, Nick Power (NYC College Slam), Evie Ivy (Green Pavilion), Angelo Verga (Cornelia Street Café), George Wallace (The Beat Series) Lee Kostrinsky (Smalls Jazz Club), Mike Graves and Susan Scutti (New Phoenix), Kyle Spencer
Featured New Phoenix poets: Michael Graves received a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation for 2004 and is the author of Adam and Cain (Black Buzzard 2006). Sally-Ann Hard’s work has been published in places like The Gwendolyn Brooks Journal of Black Thought & Literature; Turning Wheel, and Salamander. Joe Fritsch’s work explores the etymological sense of poet as “maker.”
& OPEN MIC
Producer poets tag team hosting, bring your poetry! Hit the stage! Support the children of Haiti
For more information on the benefit:
Contact: Christine Timm firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Bob Timm / The Hard Times