Voices United: Kansas City will host benefit for Bahamas hurricane recovery
Voices United: Healing the Bahamas will feature Fred Ferguson of the Bahamas and local choirs to raise funds for the recovery process.
The UNESCO Creative City of Music in Kansas City will host a benefit on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage and State Museum, 3700 Blue Parkway.
The concert – entitled: “Voices United: Healing the Bahamas” will support of The Bahamas’ Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund.
All funds raised will be earmarked to aid the artistic communities from the two affected islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama which were devastated by the recent storm. Special guest Fred Ferguson of The Bahamas will be in Kansas City for the event.
The City of Nassau, the capital of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is located on the island of New Providence and is also a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, having received its designation as a City of Crafts and Folk Arts in 2014. Nassau, along with 14 other islands in the archipelago, were fortunately not affected by the storm and has become the center of recovery efforts for the most impacted islands.
Pam Burnside, President of Creative Nassau stated: “We are so very grateful for this amazing gesture of assistance by our Sister City of Music to use their creative talents to help and heal – thank you, thank you!”
Donations to the Bahamas can be made online at Lend A Hand Bahamas :
“We are asking choirs and musicians across the world to join us in singing songs of inspiration and to donate to the islands devastated by the strongest hurricane on record to affect the northwestern Bahamas,” said Anita J. Dixon, Coordinator of UCCN Creative City KC.
The concert will be held outside the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and State Museum so that those traveling along the busy intersection will hear the voices calling out for healing and encourage them to stop and give to the cause.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/Creative-City-KC-111736556883274/
contact Anita J. Dixon: +1.816.612.0864