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The Harlem Arts Salon presents a jazzy, bluesy Sunday afternoon of music, poetry, an intimate chat with participating artists, food, art exhibition/silent auction. This event is a fundraiser for The Gloster Project, a free summer arts camp for kids in rural Southwestern Mississippi, an initiative of Margaret Porter Troupe Arts Projects. Donation: $125 per person. Includes talk, performances, buffet luncheon, catered by the chefs at Madiba Restaurant,

2:00PM - 6:00PM
46 West 116 Street
New York, New York  10026
United States
Presenter: Harlem Arts Salon
Contact: Margaret Porter Troupe

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A dazzling list of musical greats are on the program, including a special appearance by actor Danny Glover, Randy Weston, Hamiet Bluiett,Oliver Lake, the versatile singer Queen Esther, and Grammy Award winning jazz singer and composer, Gregory Porter Interspersed in this dazzling afternoon are NYC bluesman Tomas Doncker with David Barnes, a taste of poetry from  Rachel Eliza Griffiths and QuincyTroupe, a smattering of funk from deFunkt meister Kelvyn Bell, guitarist and musical director for the event. Mr. Bell has also compiled  a phenomenal house band of veteran musicians including the illustrious percussionist Will Calhoun of Living Colour fame, bassist Mark Peterson and  Kellion Parker, lead guitarist with Jonelle Monae, the incomparable jazz singer pianist Donald Smith. Afro-futurist electronics music man Eric Douglas Porter, aka Afrikan Sciences, will  DJ and weave a spiritually uplifting musical vibe with his selection of jazz, soul, and roots music that is “sophisticated but also gut bucket gritty….” The afternoon pops off with an art exhibit, silent auction, and delicious buffet luncheon.

All proceeds for this event will benefit The Gloster Project and are deemed contributions to Margaret Porter Troupe Arts Projects. Proceeds from this event will help fund the second year of The Gloster Project, building on the success of its launch last July, when Margaret Porter Troupe brought six distinguished artists from New York City to Gloster, Mississippi and gave kids 7-17 years old a memorable three weeks of free arts instruction.


About The Gloster Project

The Gloster Project Summer Arts Camp 2014

The Gloster Project was created out of the simple idea that kids do best when they have access to education, and we believe that the arts give children a bigger sense of the world, and ultimately, a bigger sense of themselves. The arts also teach reading, writing, editing, listening, speaking, performing and most of all – critical thinking. We firmly believe that exposure to the arts, culture, and history should be available to everyone, especially to kids in chronically underserved areas like Gloster, Mississippi.

*Margaret Porter Troupe Arts Projects is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Margaret Porter Troupe Arts Projects must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. The value of the March 8 event is $50. Any contribution above that amount  tax deductible to the extent permitted by the law.


Margaret Porter Troupe
1925 Seventh Avenue 7L
New York, NY 10026
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