I occasionally get opportunities that come my way that I like to pass on to the community. This is one of them. I have been contacted by the Boston Medical Center who are looking for African Dance/Drum performers for a good cause. If you have a group together already, or can gather up some folks, please email me directly (do NOT reply to this email, I won't get it.) and I'll get you in touch with the right people. My email is erichludwig [at] gmail.com
This sounds like a fun project, and high visibility as well, likely a press event. They are looking for some dancers, drummers from Sub-Saharan Africa (although the Caribbean/Brazil would also be a good option) to perform, and would like a high percentage of women in the group as it is International Women's Day.
Date: Jan 31, 2008 2:33 PM
Subject: RE: African Dance/Drum for BMC
Thanks very much for your speedy reply. I am the administrator for the Refugee Center here at Boston Medical Center. We are celebrating International Women's Day on March 7th, Friday, from 10-12 PM. The event will take place in the Menino lobby, a very central, highly trafficked location at BMC. Unfortunately our budget is very small so we are looking for a talented group who may be willing to donate their time for a great cause. This is not a fundraising event, rather an awareness raising event. I'm very flexible, especially b/c we have little to no budget to work with.