Todd Newton (E! Entertainment Television) will host the Los Angeles Save Darfur Benefit Concert at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00PM. Bands will play throughout the evening and speakers from Save Darfur, Jewish World Watch, Enough!, Stop Genocide Now and Amnesty International will galvanize the crowd between sets. Raffles, vendors, and a multi-media presentation on the atrocities in Darfur and the Eastern Congo will be projected throughout the venue to bring awareness to concertgoers.
The crisis in Darfur has led to a major humanitarian disaster, with an estimated 2.45 million people displaced, more than 240,000 people forced into neighboring Chad, and an estimated 450,000 people killed. Over the last decade, the war in Eastern Congo has killed an estimated 5.4 million people, making it the deadliest conflict since WWII.
The suggested minimum donation is $15 with 100% of proceeds going to these organizations, which are the most active, and effective in supporting the victims of the atrocities through service and political activism. Confirmed bands include Keaton Simons, Ernie Halter, Peter Goetz, Audible Mainframe, THE B.O.L.T and a surprise guest to kick off the night at 7:30pm. This is a Koffeehouse Production which is Los Angeles’ premier, grassroots live music production company. The Knitting Factory is located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028 and doors open at 7pm. Parking is available at venue parking garage. For more information, please visit www.savedarfurconcertla.com.
To purchase tickets or to make a donation: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&pl=&eventId=2662204
An eclectic group of bands will attract a diverse crowd from the Congolese community in LA to teenage hipsters on the West Side to dedicated followers of the independent singer/songwriter scene. While the bands play, multimedia presentations of Save Darfur documentaries will be projected on the walls of the venue. Representatives from the various organizations will also speak between sets, directing concertgoers to the tables surrounding the venue to find out more about the organizations doing work in these devastated communities.
Various items will be auctioned off throughout the night and the proceeds will go towards buying solar oven cookers for refugee women. Refugee women in Chad and the Eastern Congo are often raped when they collect water, and these solar cookers will keep them from traveling into dangerous territory.
For more information or to find out how you can become involved in the LA Save Darfur Benefit Concert, please contact event organizers, Christian Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818 371 4759 and Anita Yombo at email@example.com or 310 404 7131.
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10245913093#/event.php?eid=150833741132
Knitting Factory Listing: http://la.knittingfactory.com/show.php?event_id=124952
Added by kkoury930 on September 10, 2009