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It Takes a Village: A Benefit Concert for Tanzania
Private Event Space
Portland, OR
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Please join us on September 16th at 6:00pm for a fun packed evening benefiting the work of the Rafiki Village Project and sponsored by KBOO.  Dance to the lively rhythms of  Pa'lante Latin Jazz Quintet featuring Francisco Marmolejo and Nick Gefroh.  Opening for Palante will be The AfroFolk Project led by Jan DeWeese. There will a slide presentation highlighting the work of the Rafiki Village Project.

There will be a silent auction, delicious African food provided by Black Star Grill, and beverages alcoholic and non for sale.

Please do not park on the street in front of the event. Park for free at Central Christian Church, 1844 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd.  This is about one block from the event.

The Rafiki Village Project is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit founded by David Newman in 2016.  Its mission is to improve health, increase literacy, and promote economic prosperity in Tanzanian villages. The Rafiki Village Project is currently working in the village of Gijega , a rural community of subsistence farmers.  Poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, lack of access to clean water, and inadequate health care are among the challenges confronting the villagers.   In its first year, the Rafiki Village Project installed a pipeline connecting the village to the public water supply, renovated primary school classrooms, installed water storage tanks, constructed modern toilet facilities at the local primary school, and helped the local medical clinic purchase needed medications and supplies.  Future projects include renovating the remaining classrooms, constructing housing for teachers and medical staff, building a kitchen at the primary school to provide nutritional support to the students, and establishing scholarship programs for teachers and students.

We promise you a fantastic evening. Please come and support the Rafiki Village Project.  Please see our website: rafikivp.org  and our Facebook Page for more information and updates.
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Private Event Space
1711 SE 40th
Portland, OR 97214
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Folk
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


On BPT Since: Jul 31, 2017
David Newman

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