PRESS RELEASE: BENEFIT for MONIC and the DISPLACED CHILDREN of JINJA, UGANDA

Otherlands, 614 S. Cooper, Memphis, Tennessee
November 18 & 19th from 8 PM to 11:30 or thereabouts
$10 @ the door, $15 for both nights
Donations gratefully accepted

Over the course of two evenings, a bunch of diehard Memphis musicians
will be playing their hearts out for some kids who live as best they
can in the small city of Jinja, Uganda. Once a thriving industrial
city, it has been much reduced in recent years, leaving orphaned
youngsters to the mercies of the mean streets of Jinja. A young social
worker named Wanda Moses took it upon himself to create a space for
some of them, to feed them and give them a bed, and to enroll them in
school, as best he could without much local help. He organized the
MONIC Children’s Center www.monic-youth.simplesite.com a few years ago
and has been struggling to maintain it ever since.

Enter our local heroes, just the ones you might suspect: Nancy Apple,
Steve Selvidge, Eric Hughes, Zeke Johnson, the duo of Don McGregor and
Steve Lockwood, Andy Cohen (accompanied by the fabulous Martha Kelly),
special guest out-of-towner Shelton Powe, and Moses Crouch’s band
Memphissippi Medicine. Over the course of two nights these
indefatigable stalwarts will groove and holler, pick and sing the
blues and the twangy country songs, and songs of their own, that have
made Memphis and the South in general legendary as the fountainhead of
this beautiful music.

2 thoughts on “PRESS RELEASE: BENEFIT for MONIC and the DISPLACED CHILDREN of JINJA, UGANDA

  1. I precisely needed to say thanks once more. I do not know what I would’ve made to happen in the absence of the actual opinions shared by you directly on that concern. Completely was a real distressing matter for me personally, nevertheless noticing this specialized mode you dealt with the issue forced me to leap over contentment. Extremely thankful for this support and in addition believe you know what a powerful job you happen to be carrying out educating the others all through a blog. I’m certain you’ve never come across all of us.

    1. Hello Dinah, not sure which entry you’re talking about. If it’s the blues ones, of course I haven’t run across every body. But I made it my business to get up with every old guy blues player I could. Now I’m old, and still doing it.

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