Benefit for Nepal: Bay Area Musicians for Earthquake Relief - May 19 at Elbo Room

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Benefit for Nepal: Bay Area Musicians for Earthquake Relief - May 19 at Elbo Room

Time: May 19, 2015 at 9pm to May 20, 2015 at 1:30pm
Location: Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
Street: 647 Valencia St.
City/State: San Francisco CA
Info/Tickets/Map: http://nepalbenefit.brownpape…
Phone: 415 552-7788
Event Type: elbo room, san francisco, bay area, sf, nepal, benefit, concert
Organized By: Dave Ridnell
Latest Activity: May 13, 2015

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Bay Area Musicians play for Nepal earthquake relief on May 19 at San Francisco's Elbo Room. Featuring Tibetan singer Tsering Wangmo, renown jazz guitar player Calvin Keys, Brazilian bands Dona Francisca and Coelho & Ridnell, funk group Afrofunk Experience, bossa nova singer Masha Campagne, DJ Matt Haze and a number of the Bay Area's best jazz musicians. All proceeds to go to Lo Nyamship Association, a small Nepali non-profit on the east coast.

Presented by Porreta Forro NIghts and Dave Ridnell Productions


TSERING WANGMO (Tibetan singer)

CALVIN KEYS (renowned jazz guitarist)

DONA FRANCISCA (Brazilian Forró)


COELHO & RIDNELL (original/Brazilian)

MASHA CAMPAGNE (bossa nova)


+ Damien Masterson, Túlio Araújo, John Douglas, Phil Thompson, Sam Bevan, Jeff Marrs, Ben Flint, Rebecca Kleinmann, Giuseppe Pinto, Eduardo Amado and more TBA…

On April 25, 2015, the small, impoverished Himalayan nation of Nepal was hit with the biggest earthquake it has suffered in 80 years, somewhere between 7.8 and 8.1 on the Richter scale. There have been over 50 aftershocks so far, some over 6.0.  To date, the confirmed death toll is above 7,000 but many estimate it could reach 10,000 and higher.  The quake affected 8 million people across 39 districts. Huge numbers of families have been displaced, houses destroyed and some villages practically wiped out.  As is the case with earthquakes, the danger for increased disease, such as cholera, is very high in the weeks following. In addition to the human cost, many of Nepal important national heritage places, landmarks and famous temples were damaged or destroyed.

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