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December 13, 2003

Live Music Marathon All Weekend on WBAI

The bad news is our show is pre-empted this week. The good news is our station is having quite a special fundraising event, well worth checking out and supporting:

Fri., Dec. 12th - Sun., Dec. 14th: WBAI's FIRST ANNUAL "RADIO-THON" From Fri. at 7 pm to Sun (going into Mon.) at midnight. Featuring community-based and internationally acclaimed musicians, poets and writers.

WBAI producers and guest hosts will ask listeners to call in at 212-209-2950 or donate online at https://www.wbai.org/cart/ in appreciation for live performance radio.

Kick-off on Friday at 7 pm: Veteran radio host, Imhotep Gary Byrd featuring Ashford and Simpson, Camille Yarbrough's Ancestor's House and after midnight, the reggae band, "Reggaelution" will showcase the island rhythms of Jamaica.

Saturday is a day devoted to music, the written word , standby for comedy, a poetry fest and live jazz.

On Sunday afternoon, featured performers include the Afro-Columbian group "La Cumbiamba" and Afro-Peruvian singer-guitarist Carlos Hayre.

There will also be a special performance of "For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuff."

Artists slated to appear include: Iggy Pop, Camille Yarbrough, Coffin Daggers, James "Blood" Ulmer, Garland Jeffries, Karen Taylor, Jeffrey Gaines, Jesse Malin, Ashford and Simpson, Danny Goldberg, Lisa Loeb, Pete Seeger, Dan Ingram, Judy Gorman, Antibalas, Michael Franti, Nora York, Trends, Stephen Smith, Randy Credico, Louis Reyes Rivera, The Gotham City Players, David Wright, Ras Moshe, Greg Tate, Peter Guralnick, Kali Hawk , Heritage OP and many, many more.

Open house at station during thon - share refreshments, bring donations. Come to 120 Wall St. (2,3,4,5 trains to Wall St. - walk down the hill past Water St.), 10th fl.; bring ID.

Posted by jsmooth995 at December 13, 2003 12:39 AM

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