Sixth Annual Concert to Feed the Hungry
On Saturday, June 17 2017 at 7:00 p.m., Grammy-winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, NEA Jazz Master David Liebman, the veteran NYC brass band Slavic Soul Party, the Moroccan ensemble Innov Gnawa, and the emerging artist and New School student Arta Jekabsone will headline the 6th annualConcert To Feed The Hungry, produced by saxophonist Dan Blake (who will also perform with Mr. Liebman).
Funds raised from the concert will support the many projects of Buddhist Global Relief (BGR), which combat hunger worldwide, in regions ranging from Cambodia, India, and Bangladesh to Ethiopia and Cameroon to New York City. These projects not only provide direct food aid to people afflicted by poverty and disaster, but help farmers develop ecologically sustainable methods of food production, promote the education of poor girls, and give women the chance to earn more to support their families. Here in New York City, BGR supports a meal program for homeless youth and funds the development of urban gardens in communities with limited access to nutritious foods.
Middle Collegiate Church is a celebrating, culturally diverse, inclusive and growing community of faith where all persons are welcomed just as they are as they come through the door. As a respected venue for the arts, Middle Church features an Arts in Activism and Education ministry team, comprised of lay leaders and professionals dedicated to expressing Middle Church’s inclusive spiritual vision through daring artistic programming. Alleviating hunger and poverty are cornerstones to Middle’s justice work. A portion of the proceeds will go to the weekly soup kitchen at Middle Church.
Visit http://www.concerttofeedthehungry.org for more information about the artists, Buddhist Global Relief's many projects around the world, and much more!