Help Save Our Wonderful Planet While Be Serenaded by Some of Boston’s Top World Music and Jazz Artists: Don’t Miss the “Singing For The Planet” Benefit Concert for the Environment: Saturday, June 12th @ 7:00 p.m.

May 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Save the planet how? You may by asking. The answer is by reversing the global warming trend and the ghastly havoc it is wreaking upon our environment at this very moment. Yikes!!! At this point, I am going to let the creator of this highly important benefit event describe it to you in his own words, as he has already so beautifully done so: “‘Singing For The Planet‘ was conceived as a way for creative musicians to contribute to the urgent struggle against global warming. Because the climate problem recognizes no national boundaries, the artists represent musical styles from three different parts of the globe. While Eade, Bermejo and Senders sing in different languages and genres, all are virtuoso performers sharing the core values of expression, emotion and honesty. And, of course, all three artists and their accompanists are committed to raising awareness of the potentially devastating effects of global warming. Their choice of beneficiary, 350.org, is focused on building global consensus on reduction of atmospheric CO2 levels — action which climatologists agree is necessary to avoid catastrophic outcomes. It’ll be an evening of great vocal music, full of exquisite melody, compelling rhythm, expressive lyricism and daring improvisation — from three singers who are genuine masters of their craft.”–Warren Senders. 
  
Here I have provided you with some sound links so you can get a quick sampling of what’s in store musically for the evening. I highly suggest you visit this link also, as it leads to a lot of  interesting additional info on the artists who will be performing and more. “Singing for the Planet” will be:
 

Mili Bermejo (Latin Jazz) (with Dan Greenspan) – This Latin Jazz singer/composer is currently on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music. Most noted for her expertise at effectively blending elements of Latin American poetry and folk music with a highly improvisational jazz style, she has been performing for over 20 years with a voice that has been compared to that of Abbey Lincoln and Sarah Vaughn. 

 

Warren Senders (Hindustani Classical Vocal Music) (with Raga Ensemble: Preeti Chakravarti, harmonium, Akshay Navaladi, tabla, and Vijaya Sundaram, supporting vocals and tamboura) Mr. Senders is currently serving on the faculty at The New England Conservatory of Music. He is a true virtuoso of the highly improvisational khyal form of singing, a classical genre from Northern India, and is presently recognized world-wide as the premier non-Indian vocalist with respect to this song form. Critics have marveled at his ability to balance both traditionality and creativity within all of his performances.

   

Dominique Eade (Jazz) This composer/singer is currently a professor at The New England Conservatory of Music. As a performer, she is known for her versatility and improvisational expertise, and is often featured at premier jazz festivals all over the world. As a singer, songwriter, and arranger, she has recorded 2 critically acclaimed cds for RCA.

 

For further info about these exceptional performers visit this link

 

 

Last October, I had the fortune of attending an earlier concert, also put on by Mr. Senders for the same wonderful cause, this time in recognition of “International Climate Change Awareness Day.” As an ardent lover of world music, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening. Here is a summary of some of the highlights of that event, complete with photos. As I have said so many times before, it is truly a wonderful thing when world music can be employed as a catalyst in support of global well-being in any form. Kudos to Mr. Senders for giving us, the audience, yet another opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful project, complete with such exquisite music!

 

Event Details:

All proceeds of this event go to benefit the mission of 350.org.

When: Saturday, June 12th @ 7:00 p.m. 

Where: Emmanuel Church (Boston)

Tickets: $20.00 (General Admission) / $15.00 (Seniors and Students)

Purchase online here

More Info: 781-396-o734 OR warvij@verizon.net

(Area Restaurants)

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