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Afrobeat Dance Party at the HuB
Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 1:00 AM (EST)
Afrobeat Dance Party at the HuB
Date: Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Time: 8pm – 1am
Location: HuB Sarasota, 1680 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota 34236
- The EMEFE Afrobeat Orchestra with Jake Pinto: http://www.emefemusic.com, http://www.jakepinto.com
- DJ Rus Deep: http://www.plushsrq.com
- Suncoast Waterkeeper - http://www.facebook.com/Suncoastkeeper
- Waterkeeper Alliance - http://www.waterkeeper.org
Producers: Matthew Reynolds - 941.323.5122 and Justin Bloom - 917.991.7593
Door: $15, $5 w/ student ID - Beer Donated by Sweetwater Brewing Company
On Saturday, January 19th the best place in town to get your dancing groove on will be a benefit party for Suncoast Waterkeeper, a newly formed grassroots environmental advocacy organization, whose mission is to protect and restore the Florida Suncoast’s waterways through enforcement, fieldwork, advocacy, and environmental education. This is your opportunity to come see one of Sarasota’s most talented young musicians and conservatory graduates, Jake Pinto, make a homecoming appearance performing with the amazing ten piece afro-rock band EMEFE.
Jake is a multi-instrumentalist playing primarily keyboards. He has played jazz, rock and roll, and most things in between to appreciative audiences all over the world. He is the keyboardist for EMEFE, an afrobeat orchestra based in New York City and founded by the percussionist from Antibalas. EMEFE will be playing Sarasota as part of their January tour. They have been called one of the most exciting live bands performing in NYC. Made up mostly of NYU music school grads, (thus the pun on MFA) they will bring down the house.
Suncoast Waterkeeper is a newly formed grassroots environmental advocacy organization, whose mission is to protect and restore our local waterways through enforcement, fieldwork, advocacy, and environmental education for the benefit of the communities that rely upon these precious coastal resources. Waterways in Manatee and Sarasota Counties face a host of threats and challenges, from polluted storm water runoff, to sewage contamination that closes our beaches, and habitat destruction from poorly planned development and dredge projects, to name a few. Help us protect your local resources and we'll have a lot of fun in the process.
Sarasota resident Justin Bloom recently formed Suncoast Waterkeeper (http://www.facebook.com/Suncoastkeeper,) a member organization of Waterkeeper Alliance (www.waterkeeper.org) after working as an attorney with the international NGO for many years. With more than 200 Waterkeepers around the globe, Waterkeepers provide a way for communities to stand up for their right to clean water and for the wise and equitable use of water resources, both locally and globally. The vision of the Waterkeeper movement is for fishable, swimmable and drinkable waterways worldwide. Our belief is that the best way to achieve this vision is through grassroots advocacy, backed by science and the law.
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The mission of Suncoast Waterkeeper is to protect and restore the Florida Suncoast’s waterways through enforcement, fieldwork, advocacy, and environmental education for the benefit of the communities that rely upon these precious coastal resources. Suncoast Waterkeeper is a member of Waterkeeper Alliance, the fiscal sponsor of this event.
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