Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Orleans Action!

Ann Chaitovitz (FMC), Brer Rabbit (Flobots) and Michael Bracy (FMC) chillin' in NOLA. [Photo: Chhaya Kapadia]

A handful of FMC peeps are in the Big Easy for our fourth annual Artist Activism Camp, which brings together emerging and established artists to talk about how to incorporate positive social change into their lives and careers. The three-day retreat is followed by "Musicians Bringing Musicians Home IV," a benefit concert for Sweet Home New Orleans — a non-profit group that provides housing and financial assistance to musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

The show takes place tonight (December 4) at Tipitina's. Advance tickets are available here. If you're in the area, you gotta swing by to hear live sets and collaborations from/with Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy), Nicole Atkins, Hank Shocklee (Bomb Squad, Future Frequency), Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit (Flobots), Waterflow (of Senegalese hip-hop band Wageble), Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, members of brass band Bonerama and jazz vocalist John Boutte.

FMC's Events Coordinator Chhaya Kapadia has been snapping pics of the activities leading up to the show — check 'em out here. Looks like a party!

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