They sing to bring former child soldiers home...we sing in solidarity.
Join us to support an inspiring movement with a night of music
at Le Poisson Rouge with three great performances by:
The Dirty Nothings
Melodic/Experimental Rock Duo, Michael Cykoski and Roberto Osario-Goenaga
of the earthy, edgy and hauntingly evocative Brooklyn trio, Girl Friday
Human Beatbox Artist/American Idol Finalist (mouthmatics.com)
Doors open at 7pm, performance begins at 7:30pm
Drink specials and extended happy hour until 8pm
How far can one song travel?
This event is inspired by the women of northern Uganda - survivors of Africa's longest running war, who have started a peace movement by singing songs.
Their lyrics let former child soldiers know that they are forgiven and that they should come home.
Most of these former soldiers were abducted as children and forced into war, even made to kill their friends and family members. Many abductees and former soldiers escape but hide in the bush, afraid to return home because of reprisals for the atrocities they were forced to commit.
But the songs of the Ugandan women do what sometimes only music can. Their songs are passed on by radio and word of mouth out into the bush, as far as the Sudan and DR Congo. And their message is working. Former LRA are returning and for the first time 24 years the region has a chance at real peace.
AMPLIFY joins in spirit with HOPE & The Voice Project - an organization that films musicians (from Mike Mills of REM to Peter Gabriel, Emanuel Jal to Steel Train) performing covers of songs that are meaningful to them, to post online in solidarity with the woman of Uganda. The Project also supports vocational training, and livelihood and rehabilitation programs to help rebuild communities across the Uganda.
The HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign is focused on involving artists and their contributions in campaigns, programs and events to support existing social projects that promote education and peace around the world.
Sponsored by (le) poisson rouge