Benefit concert for water relief in Flint and Puerto Rico, December 5

Dec 01, 2017

Several University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student groups and staff are uniting to host a benefit concert for the victims of water devastation in Flint, Michigan and Puerto Rico on December 5 at the university's main auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The '... and not a drop to drink' program is intended to raise resources for, and consciousness about, the situation in these communities.

The concert will feature performances by the university's Kekeli African Music and Dance Club, Stanley Martinez with Latin American dance, the D’Sword Gospel Choir, The Step Dancers, the Lightworkers with vocalist Caiana Luse and bassist Antonio Irons, the Sankofa Jazz Ensemble with bassist Noah Mangelson, drummer Joseph Boulos, saxophonist Aaron Couto, and pianist royal hartigan, and the Kekeli African Music and Dance Ensemble led by Kwabena Boateng and Abraham Kobena Adzenyah.

Guest speakers and poets will also appear on stage. Pre-concert painting will take place in the auditorium lobby before the concert.

Parking is available in Lot 5. The suggested donation is $5 for students with a student ID and $10 for the non-students. Donations of food, clothing, and non-perishable items will also be accepted.

For information, contact Donna Moore at the Frederick Douglass Unity House, dmoore@umassd.edu and (508) 999-9222 or Royal Hartigan at royaljhartigan@gmail.com and (508) 999-8572.

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