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Fundraiser for Todd Chretien – Green Party Candidate for U.S. Senate
Date Sunday May 07
Time 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
222 Club in SF (222 Hyde at Turk)
Sliding scale donations - $5-10 / ages 18 + up
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorRagina Johnson
Come out to support a Green Party candidate who helped to organize the May 1st protest in San Francisco for justice for undocumented immigrants and who demands we bring the troops home now and spend money on schools not jails.

Fundraiser for Todd Chretien – Green Party Candidate for U.S. Senate

An evening of music, politics, spoken word performance, and fun!

222 Club in SF (222 Hyde at Turk)
May 7 - 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Sliding scale donations - $5-10 / ages 18 + up

Speakers:
Matt Gonzalez, former president, Board of Supervisors of San Francisco
Susanna Myrseth, spoken word artist who co-wrote and performed in Dante's Divine Comedy, a hip-hop theater show debuted at the 2005 Living Word Festival.
Kirya Traber, spoken word artist and activist
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Musical entertainment:
Starting at 7pm - The Stairwell Sisters: Those pep-stepping San Francisco darlings, The Stairwell Sisters, are cutting a new figure in old-time music. With a deep and lively repertoire of timeless tunes plus a solid standing of original material that is already winning praise, the Stairwell Sisters lay down concerts and square dances for counter-culturalists of every generation. Energetic musicianship, tight vocal arrangements and red-hot buckdancing make for a kicking quintet that delivers spanking good listening and dancing.

Stephanie Prausnitz (fiddle) and Evie Ladin (banjo/clogging) are steeped in the old-time repertoire, bringing tunes with just the right chomp and jive to suit the quintet's dynamic feel. Lisa Berman's unique approach to the dobro adds a grit that walks a line through country and blues. Martha Hawthorne (bass) and Sue Sandlin (guitar/tiple) motor the band forward with their lock-step rhythm. All of the sisters sing, and they have a knack for infusing the old music with intoxicating energy and soul. (http://www.stairwellsisters.com)

On at 8:30 - Lua: There is a deep 'seeded' revolution going on— each day as the world turns, countries become states, states become towns and towns become neighborhoods — technology brings the world in all its beauty and rawness to our doorstep and it's in the evolution of our global music that
Lua finds its place. Lua does not claim to be of a specific tradition, though it is inspired by a blend of North American, Latin American and African influences; it is a unique sound that calls deeply to the human spirit for oneness.

So if you choose to label us, that is what we would like for you to do. Our music is your music, so whatever it brings to you, let it be—Nueva cancion, Cumbia jazz, Latin folk, Reggae, Luscious new world Soul — be our guest. We would like to start a new label, a "U-label," because how can
we label each individual's experience? How can we or anyone else for that matter label how you interpret the landscape of our dreams? (http://www.froblossom.com)
Added to the calendar on Friday May 5th, 2006 12:25 PM
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