Local Church Group to Hold Benefit Concert for Haiti Flood Relief

Wednesday, October 20, 2004


Written by cannon.ca staff

A benefit show has been organized by a local church group to raise funds for the Haiti flood relief effort Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Priory Park Baptist Church, 8 Torch Lane in Guelph.

"The tropical storm Jeanne that swept north of Haiti last month devastated entire villages in Haiti," said Fulé Badoe, Pastor of OASIS International Fellowship the Guelph church sponsoring the event. "We want to give people an opportunity to not only experience different cultures for an evening, but also to help raise money for food for the thousands of people in Haiti left without homes."

The evening concert will feature dance and drumming performances by JIWANI African Dance & Drum Troupe, singing by Haitian gospel singers Djims and Lunid Milius, Cuban Bata drumming by three Guelph percussionists, and storytelling by Adwoa Badoe.

"It should be a fun evening for a worthy cause," said Adwoa, who is the author of four children's books and has performed across the country, including for the Montreal Storytelling Festival, the Eden Mills Writers' Festival and the Toronto Storytelling Festival.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Red Cross, specifically for the Haiti relief effort.

For more information, or to order tickets, call Fule Badoe, (519) 766-9240.

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