The New Generation Jam in Congo Square
Sunday June 12th, 2011, 2:00pm - 5:00pm “The New Generation Jam in Congo Square” Positive Vibrations Foundation and the Congo Square Preservation Society present “The New Generation Jam in Congo Square” in partnership with the Golden Feather. Youth organizations, Mardi Gras Indian organizations, artists, parents, and the general public are invited to join the Jam this Sunday. Luther Gray will lead the drum circle and give an educational presentation on the history, beats, rhythms, and traditions of Congo Square. People are encouraged to bring drums, instruments, their voices, and smiles. A limited number of drums will be provided for the event. Positive Vibrations Foundation is also proud to partner with KidsPlayNOLA, an organization that provides free arts education to New Orleans youth, in an effort to help raise funds for drums for the kids. KidsPlayNOLA seeks to raise $5,000.00 by July 12th, 2011. Please join us on Sunday in helping to make this a successful campaign. Positive Vibrations Foundation aims to encourage community support for the campaign by matching all new donations dollar for dollar. http://www.indiegogo.com/Kids-Play-NOLA A group picture will be taken at 4:00pm and prints will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale will go to support the Drums for Kids Campaign in support of KidsPlayNOLA’s free arts programs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at The Golden Feather 704 North Rampart Street. The Golden Feather is the culmination of African food, a Mardi Gras Indian Gallery, Supply shop and Coffee House. Positive Vibrations Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as defined by IRS section 501(c)(3). The mission of the Positive Vibrations Foundation is to create and encourage community through the development and preservation of the arts, music, culture and heritage. The Foundation promotes and underwrites music for progressive community events and awards sixteen full fellowship grants to outstanding teen musicians worldwide for its annual Summer Arts through Culture Program. The educational program is conducted in New Orleans, Louisiana each June. More information and the Foundation’s full video archive are available for viewing at the following: http://www.positivevibrations.org/ Congo Square Preservation Society was founded in 1989 by Luther Gray and seeks to bring cultural activities and drumming back to the historic Congo Square in New Orleans. In 1994, the foundation was successful in registering Congo Square on the National Register of Historic Places.