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A Night of Music to Benefit Witness for Peace


Friday, March 5, 2010, 8:00 p.m. [Updated flyers attached] Join Paul Baker Hernandez (from Nicaragua), Sergio Reyes, Dave Scandurra & The Excited People, The Grass Gypsys.

Paul Baker Hernandez - Eco-Minstrel performing Songs of Loveliness and Courage

Paul has invaded Queen Elizabeth II’s private castle heading a posse of bishops and other church leaders protesting nuclear weapons, confronted popes with protest songs for global justice, joined Hollywood stars on Central American picket lines in Los Angeles, and helped fight off death squads attacking Salvadoran exiles right in the heart of the USA.

He now lives in Nicaragua where he has founded Echoes of Silence, a network of “artists with broken nails” who support community health, education, ecological and cultural projects, and with whom he continues to write irreverent songs about cell phones, dictators, Starbucks, and more.

Paul specializes in the songs of the great martyred Chilean singer-songwriter, Víctor Jara, including writing poetic English versions for singing to assist non-Spanish speakers grasp their profound meaning and message.
http://www.myspace.com/paulbakerhernandez

Dave Scandurra writes, sings, and plays songs that are inspired by and directly woven into his activism in Boston as well as his Central American travels by bicycle with The Ginger Ninjas. He is a musical chameleon and multi-instrumentalist with tons of chops.
http://www.myspace.com/excitedpeople
http://www.myspace.com/changethroughmusic

The Grass Gypsys – Acoustic fusion with a signature sound fueled by the power of two.
Husband & wife musical duo, Justin and Colleen Kleya, blend styles from American Roots music: Jazz, Blues, Rock n' Roll, Folk, R&B & World into a catalog of original music and cover songs that will blow you away, melt your heart, and rock your world.
http://www.thegrassgypsys.com/
http://www.myspace.com/thegrassgypsys

And introducing...

Brian O’Connell – Your host.

Witness for Peace

 

WFP was founded in 1983, as the Contra War raged in Nicaragua. We established an ongoing presence there and sent U.S. citizens to accompany the Nicaraguan people in war zones and to document the “human face” of the Reagan Administration’s military policy. WFP led the way in bringing the brutal facts of those policies home to the U.S. public through grassroots education and large-scale media outreach. During this initial period, WFP established its successful model of merging the powerful forces of on-the-ground documentation, assertive media strategies, a dynamic delegations program, and stateside grassroots mobilization.

Through the years, WFP has answered prophetic calls to accompany people most affected by harmful U.S. policies and corporate practices. Currently, our Witness has a permanent presence in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Colombia. We also have a visible presence in Bolivia and Venezuela. We document the human costs of unfair trade and military policy, transform U.S. citizens who travel with us to our sites, and mobilize a motivated grassroots network of nonviolent, and often faith-based activists who hold policymakers accountable and work for positive change.

In the past twenty-five years, WFP developed and maintained an energized nationwide base of 15,000 members, sent more than 10,000 people to Latin America and the Caribbean on short-term transformative delegations, and sustained a highly skilled team of international volunteers in our program sites abroad.

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Spanish Flyer for E-mailing (PDF format)282.85 KB
English Flyer for E-Mailng (PDF format)284.09 KB
Spanish Flyer for Printing (PDF format)566.21 KB
English Flyer for Printing (PDF format)567.3 KB
Program, Musicians, Bios524.53 KB