THE DC MUSIC COMMUNITY PRESENT: FROM THE BELTWAY TO THE BAYOU
ERIC HILTON OF THIEVERY CORPORATION, KIDGUSTO, & MANY OTHERS TO PERFORM
FUNDS TO BENEFIT THE MUSICIANS' VILLAGE IN NEW ORLEANS
WASHINGTON - Hurricane Katrina devastated the lives of millions of people on the Gulf Coast but it also decimated the home of jazz, blues and Dixieland. Clubs and venues that featured music of the area were washed away and more importantly, the people who carry on these traditions were driven away. With that Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis, two of the most notable musicians to come out of New Orleans, teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to support the displaced musicians of New Orleans. What they conceived was "The Musicians' Village."
As one of the largest charitable organizations seeking to end poverty and homelessness worldwide, Habitat for Humanity, has embarked on an effort to preserve the rich musical taste of New Orleans. On January 9, 2006, eight acres of land were purchased in the Upper 9th Ward for The Village. The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music will be the centerpiece of The Village, complete with indoor and outdoor performance spaces, practice rooms and classrooms. In addition to the Music Center, The Village will have 81 constructed homes on the eight acre tract, two family homes for elderly musicians, and another 150 homes in the surrounding neighborhoods.
In support and solidarity, From the Beltway to the Bayou will bring together members of the Washington, DC music community to help raise funds to help with the construction of the Musicians' Village.
From the Beltway to the Bayou
WHEN: Monday, March 27, 2006
WHERE: Local 16, 1602 U Street, NW
TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$20 Minimum Contribution
Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation
And a special live music collaboration between DC area DJ's and Musicians
All Good Funk Alliance
Herb Fame of Peaches and Herb
Farid, Rhythm & Culture Recordings
W. Ellington Felton
Fort Knox Five (Fort Knox Recordings)
Peace Justice Universal (DJ Eurok)
Apple Rochez, Odds & Ends Music, DC
Soldiers of Jah Army
Storm the Unpredictable
Thunderball (ESL Music)
Washington Social Club