AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Berlin International Group, Code Whiskey and FATE Night Club & Ultra Lounge present “Come Together” Pittsburgh Music for Haiti.
When: Saturday, March 20th, 2010 6pm-until
Where: Pittsburgh’s Newest Upscale Night Club/Ultra Lounge; FATE 1650 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222 412.918.1753 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $10 at the Door Cash Only. (No Tickets)
“Come Together” will have a local celebrity host (TBA) and feature performances by:
Dwayne Fulton & Kingdom People (Christian), Jayna (Folk/Country), Soul Merchants (Rhythm&Blues, Soul and Funk), Basement Bros (Comedy Rock), Jessica Lee (Blues), The Defyants (80’s 90’s Grunge,) Confluence (Jazz, R&B, Reggae), Code Whiskey (Rock), Z One Nation (Straight Reggae), The Dance Café Dancers (Hip Hop/Salsa), and special guest AAM Recording Artist Freestyle (The Next Jay-Z) .
All Artists are donating their time and talents to raise money for the ongoing needs of the Haitian Relief effort. This will help continue providing much-needed medical and humanitarian supplies to the victims of January's massive earthquake that leveled the Haitian Capital city of Port-au-Prince, killing an estimated 300,000 people and displacing well over 3 million.
Even though Mardi Gras will be over by the time this event takes place we wanted to have the natural tie-in with New Orleans and Mardi Gras the significant impact of the influx of Haitian immigrants and free people of color in New Orleans is the establishment of the Treme neighborhood. Faubourg Treme was among the first predominately African American neighborhoods in the country, and is still an important center of African American culture. After all, one can hardly imagine New Orleans without the brass bands and second line traditions that continue to center in this neighborhood. “The special and diverse mix of musical styles for this event has been specifically designed to showcase the unity and camaraderie that musicians and artists have for our brethren in Haiti, and also to show that by coming together, we can build something much greater than any of us can build on our own.
So join us and come as you are or dress in your favorite Mardi Gras costume as Pittsburgh Artists Come Together and help save lives and rebuild communities, not just only in Haiti, but here at home as well.
All proceeds (100%) benefit the American Red Cross of South Western Pennsylvania Haiti Relief and Development Fund