Shades of Green Benefit Concert

6 11 2008

shadesposterShades of Green {Benefit Concert}

The BAG Fund is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit whose mission is to help support the creative process by providing artists with studio space and technical support at critical points in their life cycle.

This Friday November 7th The BAG Fund hosts its inaugural fundraiser Shades of Green from 8pm to 12am. This will be a green benefit concert held at the LEED certified Center for the Urban Environment and represents the growing intersection between the green movement and the artist community. Proceeds from this fundraiser will make it possible to award high school and single parent artists with studio space to create a new body of work. The title Shades of Green refers to TBF’s role as a supportive agent of the creative ecosystem – promoting sustainability for art and artists.

Shades of Green

Date: Friday November 7

Place: Center for the Urban Environment | 168 Seventh Street BK, NYC 11215

Time: 8pm to 12am; VIP reception 6pm – 8pm

Sounds by :: DJ MISS MOCHA

Performances by :: MIKE GAMBLE, Chen Lo, BABA ISRAEL with YAKO 440

General Admission is $45 in advance and $50 at the door.

VIP tickets include a catered reception from 6pm to 8pm. VIP tickets are $125 each or $200 for two. VIP ticket holders also receive a Shades of Green bag and t-shirt, both made from 100% recycled material.

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About the Artists

Trained at New England Conservatory, Mike Gamble performs regularly with his own groups including hip-hop/rock unit A.D.M., indie rockers Scrambler/Seequill, and his jazz trio The Inbetweens. He also tours throughout the States and Europe with Pete Robbins Centric, Gato Loco, the Brooklyn Qawwali Party, and Todd Sickafoose’s Blood Orange.

Chen Lo uses his skill as an emcee in the spirit of West African oral traditions adding a contemporary relevance. He has shared the stage with the likes of The Roots, Dead Prez, Common, Erykah Badu, KRS-ONE, Brand Nubian, Amanda Diva, A Tribe Called Quest, Xzibit and has done work with Abiodun Oyewole of the legendary Last Poets.

Dynamic duo Baba Israel and Yako 440 brings together two artists with a range of skills that combine to produce quality music and an exciting and high energy show. Baba Israel is known for his freestyle ability, powerful lyrics, and booming Beatbox beats. He has joined forces with Yako 440, a multi-instrumentalist/graffiti artist who plays the bass, triggers beats, cuts, and Beatboxes with the best of them.




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