we are one island: japan relief concert and auction, april 23

If you're in the Bay Area, just wanted to help spread the word about a benefit event happening this weekend for disaster relief: We Are One Island: Japan Relief Concert and Auction. The evening will feature a silent auction and performances from Asian Crisis, Colin "Senbei" Ehara, Dirty Boots, Maze Daiko, Michael Sasaki and more. It's happening Saturday, April 23 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Here are some more details:
We Are One Island:
Japan Relief Concert and Auction

Please join us for an evening of honoring, remembrance and hope

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC)
388 9th St., Ste 290 (2nd Floor, Pacific Renaissance Plaza)
Oakland, CA 94607

Saturday, April 23, 2011,
6-7pm Silent Auction/Doors Open
7pm Concert

$15-$25 Sliding Scale, no one turned away. All ages welcome. Door prizes for full price and above.

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.
All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California's Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. For further information, go to the We Are One Island website here and the Facebook event page here.

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