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3rd Annual Oxfam Jam for International Women’s Day feat. Kiran Gandhi, The New Tarot, Amy Leon & Ellen Winter
Mar 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm| $12
Oxfam Action Corps NYC is a grassroots all-volunteer group supporting the efforts of Oxfam America, a global humanitarian and development organization. This will be their third annual Oxfam Jam Benefit Concert raising funds to support Oxfam America’s
mission for creating solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. This year the event celebrates International Women’s Day and features a talented range of feminist musicians and a live painter who are all passionate about Oxfam’s work to end globalpoverty and injustice. The all-female line-up celebrates women in the music industry while simultaneously supporting women around the world through Oxfam’s programs. Proceeds from the concert will go directly to benefit Oxfam’s work.
Admission: $10 Advance/$12 Doors
Kiran Gandhi – Kiran Gandhi has toured professionally drumming for M.I.A. and Thievery Corporation and currently makes electronic music under the moniker Madame Gandhi. Perhaps best known for running the 2015 London Marathon while “free-
bleeding” to combat worldwide period stigma, she will headline with a talk on gender equality and performance by her band Madame Gandhi. http://www.kirangandhi.com
The New Tarot – Brooklyn-based The New Tarot are fronted by the fun and fierce feminist sisters Monika and Karen Walker. Oxfam is excited to welcome their refreshing brand of electrifying alternative indie pop. An issue near and dear to her heart, Monika says “We have a long way to go before we can say women are equal on all fronts, but I believe that with knowledge and dedication anything is possible. The more people talk about and pay attention and demand answers to these issues, the greater chance we have as a global community to solve them.” http://www.thenewtarot.com
Amy Leon – Amy Leon is an actor, poet, singer and Harlem Native. She fuses music and poetry through powerfully transparent performances, focusing on social inequalities while simultaneously celebrating love, blackness and what it is to be woman.
Ellen Winter – Storyteller and composer, Ellen Winter fuses cabaret instincts with an antifolk aesthetic. Believing firmly that it’s cool to care, her earnest, piano laden vocals will warm your winter-ladened heart. http://www.ellenwintermakesthings.com/
Sarah Valeri –”Brooklyn based artist Sarah Valeri has exhibited her work around the world. She has used her talent locally to inspire and heal her community through arttherapy. “Art is a vital origin of community because it integrate our lonely and cold experience into the public mind. And so I cannot think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Day; recognizing each one as an inalienable moment in theworld.” Catch Sarah’s movement inspired art as she live paints throughout the night.https://sarahvaleri.wordpress.com
WHEN: March 7, 2016 – Doors 7pm/ Show 7:30
WHERE: The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger and injustice. We work with people in more than 90 countries to save lives, develop long-term solutions to poverty, and campaign for social change. To join our efforts or learn more, go to oxfamamerica.org. To join our efforts or learn more, go to www.oxfamamerica.org