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New music for peace & justice from NYC busker/activist..
I'm a nyc-based folk/punk singer songwriter and solo acoustic performer. I recently released a new album online, called PROTEST SONGS (ARE DEAD). You can download it for FREE at http://noisetrade.com/giosafari.
I'm going on tour in November to support the album, a collection of stories about the poor and oppressed, giving voice to the voiceless. So as I raise funds to produce CDs of my new album, I also want to contribute to non-profit organizations that represent and actively serve the subjects of my songs, working toward peace and justice.
If you are into supporting new, independent, socially-conscious music, as well as NPOs working toward peace and justice, then I would really appreciate your support in this endeavor:
Another great - and freegan - way to help would be to let your friends know on Facebook, to spread the word! Here's the link for that:
Please find more details about the campaign and tour below. Thanks so much for your support!
I've chosen five organizations, all of which I've spent considerable time volunteering with. Each will receive 10% of the total amount donated. The orgs are:
1) WORD UP! COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE
a new radical community bookstore in Washington Heights (NYC), not for profit and all-volunteer run
2) DON'T WALK BY
an annual homeless outreach in NYC that brings food, beds, rehab, medical care, and long-term help (if desired) to the homeless all around the city
3) HOPE COMMUNITY CENTER (APOPKA, FL)
serves a community in Florida, made up largely of migrant workers and their families; I volunteered for this org during my service year with AmeriCorps
4) SOA WATCH
working to close the infamous US paramilitary agency known as the School of the Americas (renamed WHINSEC)
we should all know what's happening on Wall Street by now; I've been involved with the occupation since day 1 and I believe strongly in what's happening there.
For the tour I still need info about venues/artists along the route with DIY sensibilities, open to all ages shows. I'm especially into house shows, coffee shops, book/record/thrift stores, parks... anything small-ish with lots of people and intimacy.
Here is the tentative itinerary. If you can help with ANY of these cities/dates, I would greatly appreciate it. I could use info about local bands, venues, promotion, independent radio, etc etc etc. Thanks!
Nov 5 - NYC @ Word Up Books
Nov 10 - Washington, DC @ Occupy DC
Nov 11 - Richmond, VA @ Wingnut Collective House
Nov 12 - Burlington, NC @ Staycation
Nov 13 - Boone, NC - HELP
Nov 14 - Asheville, NC @ Firestorm Cafe & Books
Nov 15 - Chattanooga, TN
Nov 16 - Athens, GA - HELP
Nov 17 - Atlanta, GA @ WonderRoot
Nov 18-20 - Columbus, GA @ Ft Benning
Nov 21 - Gainesville, FL @ Civic Media Center
Nov 22 - Orlando, FL @ Sleeping Moon Cafe
Nov 23 - Miami - HELP
Nov 28 - Cocoa Beach, FL - HELP
Nov 29 - St Augustine, FL - HELP
Nov 30 - Jacksonville, FL - HELP
Dec 1 - Brunswick, GA @ Treehouse in the Forest
Dec 2 - Savannah, GA - HELP
Dec 3 - Columbia (SC), Charleston (SC), Charlotte (NC) - HELP
Dec 4 - Raleigh/Durham, NC - HELP
Also seeking ride(s) for the CocoaBch-Raleigh leg of the tour!
There will be many more details to come. In the mean time, feel free to click the fundrazr link below, make a contribution to my music and these great non-profit organizations >>
and/or download the album for freeee>>