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Gulf Spill Anniversary: PDX 2 Gulf Coast and Gulfsongs Oregon Join for Benefit Event on April 20, 2011

In commemoration of the anniversary of the biggest single environmental disaster in US history, the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we’re partnering with Gulfsongs Oregon to present a concert and the premiere of the short documentary film, Beyond the Spill at the Alberta Rose Theatre on Wednesday, April 20th. There will also be an update on the current state of economic recovery, coastal wetlands clean-up and restoration efforts, and what we in the Northwest can do to help.

Beyond the Spill presents a devastated environment and economy and the personal choices that drove us head-on into this catastrophe.  What can we as individuals learn from the largest and most preventable oil spill in US history?  By accepting responsibility, by seeking ways to more quickly transition to clean energy, can we move beyond the spill?

Beyond the Spill Trailer from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

In addition to the film, New Orleans native and Portland musical treasure,  Reggie Houston, will lead four of Portland’s most notable piano players on a journey through Gulf Coast music that traces the evolution of New Orleans and Louisiana piano styles.  Janice ScrogginsDK StewartAndrew Oliver, and Steve Kerin will tickle our ears, move our feet, and show us why so many of our musical roads lead back to this culturally essential and environmentally vital region of the country.

Proceeds from this show will go to benefit our education outreach in the Northwest and around the country, and to support wetlands restoration and economic recovery in south Louisiana.

Join us for an evening to inspire us on our journey beyond the spill.

Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online or at the box office of the Alberta Rose Theatre.




While this Saturday’s show is the final one this summer ( wait, it’s fall now!), we are considering ways to keep the funds flowing to the Gulf region.

We have scheduled another concert to take place in December which we will announce soon.

Please see the notes tab on our facebook account for more information about our future plans.

Thanks so much for your support of not only Gulfsongs Oregon, but the recovery efforts in the Gulf.

Most appreciatively,

Stacy Lee DeHart
Co-Founder, Gulfsongs Oregon

September 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm

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