A fresh idea in collaborative fundraising will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at a private home in Los Feliz from early afternoon until late night. Synergy = Music + Sustainability is an innovative, multicultural, experiential event to help raise funds for two dynamic, solution-based nonprofits based in LA: Arts:Earth Partnership (AEP) and NextAid. Music and arts producer, Jonathan Rudnick (theLIFT/Noise Pop Culture Club/Giant Step co-founder) is at the helm bringing the best talent Los Angeles has to offer to this consciousness-raising event. The fundraiser will run from 4:00 to 11:00pm and is taking place at Synergy House, a beautiful Mediterranean/Spanish historical eco-home with detached studio space and a lagoon pool just east of Hollywood off of Franklin Ave. The exact location will be revealed upon ticket purchase. Tickets range from $25 to $50 and are available at www.synergy-la.eventbrite.com.
A feast for the senses, attendees will experience an eclectic mix of live music, exciting DJs, performance art, delicious African foods, a lagoon pool and fun activities for the kids, creating a stimulating atmosphere to feed the soul. The purpose of the event is two-fold: to create an inspiring atmosphere where altruistic people can come together and find their synergies: values and ideas they have in common, to feel connected, powerful and positive in the face of today’s environmental and humanitarian challenges, and at the same time, benefit two organizations pooling resources and sharing proceeds. Synergy = Music + Sustainability intends to set an example for a new kind of fundraising event.
The program features an exciting and eclectic line-up of performers & artists such as GlobeSonic Sound System with DJ’s Fabian Alsultany & Derek Beres, String Theory, DJ Nnamdi, Marissa Guzman, Jose Marquez, DJ Bendewish, and kora player Amadou Fall. Bios of each artist are after the jump.
Other highlights at the special event include HBO’s Def Poet, “Mr. Sunshine” Joe Hernandez-Kolski as Master of Ceremonies; atmosphere and visual installations by Rocio Mariposa, VJ Vhilm and VJ Theory; live art by Ngene Mwaura; African face-painting and ceramic art by Wawi Amasha/Mami Afrika; unique artifacts by “Africa by Design,” plus a silent auction. The event will feature delicious African cuisine and desserts by Chef Kache Mwaro and Jikoni Catering. Square One Organic Sprits, O.N.E. Coconut Water, and Steaz organic/fair traded green teaz will provide drinks. And to top it all off, the event will be Zero Waste, thanks to Bright Green Events. Other event partners and media sponsors include Fusicology, Green Festival Los Angeles, Green Galactic, USGBC-LA, Universal Rhythm, Nu-Soul Magazine, LA Green Drinks, Indie Printing, Serendipity Arts, and Motion Audio.… Read More