Turtle House Art/Play Centre
For immediate release
Turtle House Art/Play Centre presents the third annual Open to the World, a benefit concert to raise critical funds to support its program for children from refugee backgrounds.
Event: Open to the World: A Musical Journey Concert & Reception
Date: Friday, November 2nd, 2012 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Trinity-St. Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor St.
W. (west of Spadina)
Details: 6:00 p.m. Reception light refreshments
7:00 p.m. Concert: Featuring
Autorickshaw & FreePlay Duo Maryem Hassan
Tollar, Roula Said and Waleed Abdulhamid,
Ticket Info: $35. Children 12 and under are free. Advance tickets are available by emailing email@example.com and at Toronto Women’s Bookstore, 73 Harbord Street, Toronto. Tickets will also be available at the door.
“We are very excited to be hosting our third concert. I encourage those who can’t make it and would still like to support the program, to buy a ticket, we will donate it to a family in the program,” said Tamam McCallum, Executive Director, Turtle House.
Some of Toronto’s best world music artists will perform. Maryem, Roula and Waleed play a mix of Traditional, Sufi and Folk songs from the Arab World, as well as original songs. Quique, born and raised in Chiapas, Mexico, sings original songs with powerful lyrics that address social issues such as, human rights, immigration reform, anti-racism and indigenous rights. Led by vocalist Suba Sankaran, Autorickshaw’s repertoire includes sensual reinterpretations of Indian folk songs, vintage Bollywood classics, and South Asian traditional selections. From Bach to Bird to the Beatles, Dylan Bell and Suba Sankaran cross musical boundaries in FreePlay Duo.
All proceeds go to Turtle House Art/Play Centre, an art-based organization in Toronto for children and families from refugee backgrounds. For more information visit www.turtlehouseartplaycentre.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org