Saturday, January 16, 2010

22nd Century at the Yale Jan 21 - Raising money for Charity

SkoolAid Benefit
Thurs, Jan 21 at 8:30pm. $25 Adv/ $30 Door.

On Thursday January 21, three of Vancouver's most exciting bands will be rockin' out in order to raise money to build a school for the Afretech Aid Society and the Tujifunze Project.

Tujifunze, which is Swahili for learning, is an organization in Tanzania, Africa dedicated to providing basic education to the youngest and most vulnerable children in Mwanza, Tanzania. Event organizer Susan Bibbings travelled to Mwanza after assisting Tujifunze for three years from her home base in Canada. Bibbings discovered that the school which serviced more than 60 children was a 12 x 12 foot concrete room located next to a dilapidated butcher's shop. The school lacked supplies and provided students with inadequate books. "We're in the business of getting as many children as possible under the shelter of this giant book," explains Bibbings. "We hope to build the school roof in the shape of a giant book," she adds.

Hot Lucy ( is Vancouver's newest high-energy group. The band will be playing high octane traditional and modern blues with their signature "blues-done dirty" sound that's sure to set the dance floor on fire.

Montgomery / Dupray 'No Quarter' features Rob Montgomery on guitar and Alita Dupray on vocals. Dupray's stunning jazz vocals transforms into a powerhouse of rock and blues as the band covers the best of Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Rolling Stones and more.

Indie chart topping 22nd Century's ( hard punching and sometimes comical style is a mixture of Ramones power punk with a healthy dose of 1990's grunge. The group's debut CD produced by legendary music producer John Webster (Aerosmith, Cher and The Cult) garnered an honorable mention in Billboard's 2009 song writing contest.

Proceeds from this event will go to Afretech Aid Society for the Tujifunze Build a School Project. Yale VIP Passes not accepted.

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