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Oxfam Jam Celebrates International Women’s Day

by • March 6, 2016 • MusicComments Off on Oxfam Jam Celebrates International Women’s Day465

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On March 7th, Oxfam America will be celebrating their third annual benefit concert featuring Kiran Gandhi, The New Tarot, Amy Leon, Ellen Winter, and Sarah Valeri. The Oxfam Jam is raising funds to support Oxfam’s mission for creating solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. An all-female line-up pays tribute to International Women’s Day, but more importantly it supports and strengthens Oxfam’s global mission.

Oxfam America is a global humanitarian and development organization that depends on the efforts of numerous volunteers to develop long-term solutions to poverty, campaign for social change, and save lives. All of these components to Oxfam’s mission are sustained through education. Once we become aware of the inequality that exists in the world, we can strive to find a solution by delving into the root of the problem.

Attendees are in for a special treat with headliner, Kiran Gandhi, performing under the alias Madame Gandhi. Previously drumming for M.I.A. and Thievery Corporation, Gandhi combines her passion for music and feminism into a bold statement against injustice. As brilliant mind behind the concept of “atomic living,” Gandhi utilizes spontaneity as a way to create productivity and success.

Other female performers include: feminist sisters with an electrifying brand of alternative indie pop, The New TarotAmy Leon, poet and singer with a focus on social inequalities; storyteller and composer of cabaret with an antifolk aesthetic, Ellen Winter; and an artist that inspires the community through art, Sarah Valeri.

“Art is a vital origin of community because it integrates our lonely and cold experience into the public mind. And so I cannot think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Day; recognizing each one as an inalienable moment in the world.”

-Sarah Valeri

With such a diverse lineup to celebrate an amazing cause, be sure to make it to The Knitting Factory at 7 pm for a night of empowerment through the arts. There’s no better way to spend a Monday night. Purchase tickets here.

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