for a special Cajun-flavored BENEFIT PARTY to support the GULF RESTORATION NETWORK,
a New Orleans organization on the frontlines in the fight to deal with the BP oil crisis whose mission is to unite and empower people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region and the KO FESTIVAL, so that we can continue to bring you exciting and thought-provoking work.
Sunday, AUGUST 8th
at 9 p.m.
for a special Cajun-flavored BENEFIT PARTY to support the GULF RESTORATION NETWORK, a New Orleans organization on the frontlines in the fight to deal with the BP oil crisis whose mission is to unite and empower people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region and the KO FESTIVAL, so that we can continue to bring you exciting and thought-provoking work.
The event will follow the final performance of the season, Loup Garou, which begins at 6:30 on the Amherst College Observatory Lawn off of Snell Street. Created by two theatre ensembles from New Orleans in partnership with the Gulf Restoration Network, Loup Garou is an original environmental performance that uses rigorous physicality, poetry, Cajun music, and visual installation to investigate the deep interconnectedness between land and culture in Louisiana. Part performance, part ritual, part howl to the world about southeast Louisiana’s plight, Loup Garou sings a song of love and hope for a precarious homeland.
As they say in New Orleans, Laissez les bons temps roulez, (let the good times roll) beginning at 9 p.m, at The Harp, 163 Sunderland Road in North Amherst.
There will be live entertainment – Cajun music by the musicians from the show, dancing and performances by the beloved New Orleans poet, Raymond “Moose” Jackson. Kentucky storyteller/musician Teresa Whitaker and her partner Frank Schwartz will perform songs about another endangered body of water, the Chesapeake Bay, and “Mama NOLA” will emcee. The $20 benefit ticket price also includes a buffet of Cajun food, cooked up by our host, Harpo – perhaps with a bit of help from the Momma of one of our New Orleans performers. All the food, entertainment and staffing is being donated, so the entirety of your ticket price will go directly towards the Gulf Restoration Network and Ko.
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