The Rebirth performs live Benefit for Darfur, Saturday July 12th
So we are just a few days away from an event very close to our hearts. As we stated earlier, we have been blessed to have performed on some very special shows this year and this just may be one of the most important. Hope you will join us…..
“Life Through Music” Save Darfur Benefit Concert. The purpose: To raise funds to send to the Darfur refugee camps in the Sudan of Africa, where more than 300,000 innocent men, women and children have been killed since 2003, and more than 2 million have been misplaced from their homes due to violence, and a lack of food and clean water.
There is a quote on myspace.com/darfurnow stating, “Even the smallest act makes a difference” and we believe that a series of these acts can together conquer impossible odds. As Don Cheadle and George Clooney use their notoriety to create action or Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, creates action by gathering evidence against the Sudanese government, we the artist, create action by showing our strength in solidarity and music.
Action comes in many forms, but they all help turn the wheels of change and you, the audience, create action by contributing life energy that comes in a form of an admission to an incredible event.
“Life Through Music” Save Darfur Benefit Concert
Host: The Broadous Company
Featuring: Mulatto, The Rebirth, Tasha LaRae, Southern Cal “A” Team and DJ Anthony Valadez
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2008
Doors: 6:30 p.m. Showtime: 7 p.m. sharp
Location: Lynwood High School Performing Arts Center
4050 Imperial Highway, Lynwood, California 90262.
Tickets: $25 – $40
Advance ticket purchase:
**Including admission, The Rebirth will donate all net proceeds of CD Sales at this event to help Save Darfur.**
Members of the Rebirth back-up NYC’s Maya Azucena for LA/OC Shows-RECAP
We would like to thank everyone who came together to make Maya Azucena’s mini tour of southern Cal a successful one. “This is the first time I felt that I properly played LA/OC and found my audience” states Maya. Well this couldn’t have happened without the fans showing up with welcoming arms.
It started with a few set backs, with the primary incident of Loslito being injured on a job site a few days before and unable to MD and perform with the group. Loslito was primarily on guitar so Andrew Saravia of Slang came in one days notice to learn 14 songs. Rehearsal was rough because the drummer had become unavailable as well, so “Big” Bert Baker got the call, performing on the fly on the first show the following night. Needless to say it was a true test of adaptation and we commend and appreciate Maya for keeping a positive attitude and spirit despite all the initial set backs.
Her tour of LA started Wednesday night for a 3 song performance at Strictly Social, a close-out freestyle at The Root Down on Thursday, continued by Soul Sessions on Friday, the Continental Room (Fullerton) Saturday and finally The Mint on Monday, whew! Adaptation was the operative word for these events so Maya just took what the space and energy gave her and she gave it right back ten fold. Daniel Seef stated “She is right up there with Sy Smith as far as directing a band, talent, professionalism and being able to shine in any circumstance.”
It was good for the band to connect with other musicians and a synergetic relationship was established for The Rebirth to keep supporting Maya Azucena as she keeps building her name and presence out here on the west coast. If you were unable to check out the shows this time around, here are some images taken by default photographer, Loslito, for your viewing pleasure. ☺
Special thanks goes to the Norman (Strictly Social), Jay and Chad (Soul Sessions, Bobby Soul (Continental Room, Casey Phillips (The Mint) for taking a chance on booking Maya without ever hearing a note.
To send Maya Azucena some more west coast love go to: http://www.mayaazucena.com