We Are One Island:
Japan Relief Concert and Auction
Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC)
388 9th St., Ste 290 (2nd Floor, Pacific Renaissance Plaza)
Oakland, CA 94607
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011,
6-7pm Silent Auction/Doors Open
$15-$25 Sliding Scale, no one turned away. All ages welcome. Door prizes for full price and above.
What: 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California’s (JCCCNC) effective and established Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund www.jcccnc.org.
An evening of honoring, remembrance and hope, We Are One Island will be emcee’d by Kara Tsuboi (Oakland A’s), beginning with a traditional ceremony led by the Buddhist Church of Oakland, followed by a video slideshow of local damage to critical areas. Offerings from the stage include performances by Marina Fukushima (Kunst-Stoff), Purple Moon Dance Project, Shirley Muramoto and Brian Wong, Michael Sasaki, Maze Daiko, RyuQ Murasaki Daiko, Asian Crisis, Sushi Cal Band, Dirty Boots, and Hip-Hop/Spoken Word artist, Colin “Senbei” Ehara. A silent auction will feature selected, original works by many well-known folks from the API arts community.
Presented by One Island Productions and Oakland Asian Cultural Center, sponsors include Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), Apex Express/KPFA 94.1 FM, California Capital & Investment Group, JCCCNC, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Crosswater Media, East Bay Express, Flytrap Studios, GamaGo, Hello!Lucky, Hyphen Magazine, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW), Lumina Arts, Matsuda Guitars, Oakland A’s, Oaklandish, Ozumo, Pro Arts, Rhythmix Cultural Center, The Vinapa Foundation for Cross-Cultural Studies, and Yoshi’s Oakland. Additional supporters include many other local businesses, community and arts organizations.
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