This December 1st, World AIDS Day, please join us for a very special benefit at Marrakesh House in Culver City. This event is one of over a dozen NextAid fundraisers held throughout December in cities across the country. [Scroll down for info on the other events]
All proceeds will go toward the creation of an ecological multipurpose facility for the "Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project" in Nairobi, Kenya, and for the education of South African children through the loveLife goGogetters program.
Ben Morrison (http://www.benmorrison.org)
AMAZING MUSICAL TALENT
Louie Vega - Vega Records (http://vegarecords.net)
DJ Rap - Propa Talent / Impropa Talent (http://djrap.com)
Marques Wyatt - Deep- LA (http://deep-la.com)
Turntables on the Hudson with DJ Nickodemus + Nappy G & Brazilian Drum Troupe + Todd Simon on trumpet
Raul Campos - KCRW 89.9 FM (http://kcrw.org)
Whitney Cummings -Chelsea Lately / Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers (http://whitneycummings.com)
Ben Gleib - Chelsea Lately /NBC's The Real Wedding Crashers (http://gleib.com)
Archedream for Humanity (http://www.adhk.org)
Special guest speakers:
Augustine Githaiga, Director of Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project, coming all the way from Kenya!
Stephan McGuire, Producer of Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The 11th HOUR” (http://csafrica.org)
**Web-streamed live on In Soul We Trust (http://insoulwetrust.com)
Open bar - provided by JETT Vodka (htt:://drinkjett.com)
Light food - Organic and African cuisine
Dessert - Luna and Lary’s Coconut Bliss, Tia's Bakery, and The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa
Silent Auction: featuring art from the African Diaspora and African photography plus ecological products and services, fair trade items, and more. [Contact Virginia Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can contribute!]
TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
$75 if purchased by November 27
$100 if purchased after November 27
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
Homemade LA, Marrakesh House, Fusicology, Green Galactic, Rhythmism, The MML, URB Magazine, Wantickets, MUD Cosmetics, JETT Vodka, The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa, Luna and Lary’s Coconut Bliss, Tia's Bakery, Motion Audio, Space:Loft:Six, and Grace Kim Consulting.
FUNDS GO TOWARD:
-Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project-
Former street kids started Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project (KSCYP) to provide positive opportunities for the children of Kawangware, a slum bordering Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Locally managed, KSCYP strives to get youth off the streets and offers economic and performance activities. The profits generated help support the youth workers’ basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care and education, while also taking care of the community’s orphaned and vulnerable children.
NextAid has joined forces with KSCYP by committing to seek funds for the construction of an eco-friendly, multipurpose facility for the project’s micro-business. Make a donation @ http://www.nextaid.org/donation.htm .
- “Send a Child To School” with goGogetters
NextAid is working with the well-respected South African organization, loveLife, to be the beneficiary of our “Send a Child to School” campaign. goGogetters is a loveLife program to support the many grandmothers (gogos) who have been dedicating their old-age years to the wellbeing of orphans and vulnerable children. NextAid is raising funds for the schooling needs of some of the most vulnerable children who participate in the goGogetters program. All it takes is $75 to fund one child’s education for an entire year. This donation will ensure that a child is equipped with a school uniform, shoes and school supplies.
To participate, please note “goGogetters" when making a donation @ http://www.nextaid.org/donation.htm.
WORLD AIDS DAY EVENTS - FROM COAST TO COAST
Other events are happening in San Francisco, Boston, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Omaha, NYC, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Syracuse totaling over a dozen events confirmed so far throughout the months of November and December. Participants include Giant Step, TOTH, DEEP, Insomniac, Playloop Records, OM Records, ONE, Club Technique, Uniting Souls, Free Thinking, supperclub SF, Charlotte House Society, DT Productions, loom, Uhuru Afrika, and ReEvolution Marketing. More promoters, artists and DJs from cities around the country are coming on board almost daily. For information on all these events, go to http://www.nextaid.org/wad2009
NextAid's mission is to improve the lives of children and youth in Africa by promoting and implementing sustainable solutions. NextAid raises awareness for, and partners with, community-based projects and grassroots organizations in Africa and believes that an integrated approach is the best formula for establishing real and lasting change. Through music events and public education initiatives, NextAid provides empowering opportunities for concerned individuals to make a difference. http://www.nextaid.org
NextAid receives support from a wide range of industry leaders including some of the most internationally recognized names in dance music, such as DJ Dan, Louie Vega, Miguel Migs, DJ Rap, OM Records, Dubspot, and URB Magazine. From mega-events like Miami’s annual Winter Music Conference to small clubs, through benefits and other music-related activities, NextAid channels the positive energy on the dance floor across the globe to children in Africa, thus providing an opportunity for this niche demographic to "Use the Beats of a Generation to Provide Hope for the Next."
Check out NextAid’s latest video http://www.kyte.tv/ch/335172-nextaid/530357-artistsanddjsfornextaid to learn more.