Fundraiser for Mother Health International
Blessings Bring Challenges
This year, Mother Health International has received amazing news! We have been approved for the donation of an IMEC Maternal Newborn Health Pod, which is equipped with amazing lifesaving tools such as oxygen and an ultrasound machine. As wonderful as this blessing is, it is not without its challenges. In order to implement the use of such equipment, current staff must receive training, new staff must be identified and hired, and the infrastructure for its proper use established.
What does this all mean??? We need your help! Donations in any amount will go directly to the implementation of this wonderful gift. Please show your support for birthing women in Northern Uganda, let us join together and make quality healthcare accessible for all women!
Funky Floetry fuses with Issyra Gallery's Open Mic Night
Friday, May 15th, 8pm
Issyra Gallery; 300 Observer HighWay, Buliding C, Hoboken NJ
Ms. Tracy Pierre
Performance for Progress. Bringing the rich flavor of her Haitian Roots, Tracy is known for her dynamic One-Woman shows, dramatic dances and rhythmic poetry in Kreyol and English. Tracy truly believes that Art, Artists and Ancestors can create Revolution!
Akim Funk Buddha
Award Winning International Performance Artist, Grant recipient of the US / Japan Commission & NEA, Akim's exceptional productions have graced the stages of BAM, Summer Stage, The Whitney Museum, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, David Letterman and Sesame Street among many others. Akim sis a throat singer/vocalist, beatboxer, multi-percussionist and dancer. Akim believes that through the power of music and performance, fear and ignorance can be conquered and the world brought a bit closer together.
Capoeira is a unique artform from Brazil that was created by enslaved Africans and their descendants during the colonial period. It combines fighting skills with dance and game, music, self-expression and many other elements. Today, capoeira has grown massively in popularity, and is being taught in over 100 countries around the world. Grupo Liberdade and Au Capoeira are two of the most influential local capoeira groups, and we honored to have their game fusing with the performance. The game, or Roda, will flow through the other offerings, and will be open for anyone to participate.