YOU ARE US: AROHA NUI
Benefit for Christchurch, NZ to be held in Jersey City NJ on April 17th
White Eagle Hall
337 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
On March 15th, 2019 the world listened in horror as the news spread of the terrorist attack on the two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Kiwis and their friends were devastated by the deadliest mass shooting in NZ's history.
Here's a way we can respond together:
This NY/NJ area concert is part of four concerts "YOU ARE US / AROHA NUI" happening in April to raise funds and donate all proceeds from sales to Our People, Our City Fund which was set up by the Christchurch Foundation to specifically help those affected by the terror attacks.
New Zealand musicians and performers will take to stages in two shows in NZ, and two shows in the US, alongside performers and speakers of cultural diversity all standing together in a safe space for us to honor those who lost their lives and family members on March 15th.
The performers - and you ticket buyers - will be stepping up together to help the devastated families - and you will also help show our support as one country, alongside and in fellowship with our NJ and NY area friends from the US and other countries.
Music helps bring us together.
The lineup (so far - and more may pile on soon):
Sarah Lane (Principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre), Nga Anahera Maori (Kapa Haka group), Dion Lunadon (The D4, A Place to Bury Strangers), Marie Te Hapuka (Metropolian Opera Chorus), Miriam Clancy, members of Steriogram, Andrew White (The Crevulators), Stan Mitchell (The Drongos), Dave Gibson (Elemeno P) and Hamish Kilgour (the Clean).
The kiwi MCs will be Raj Varma (Broadway actor) and Arthur Meek (performer and hero of Fringe festivals across the world).
...and more to come....
The bands and performers will perform separately, then come together to form a Kiwi Supergroup - to play classic kiwi songs at the end of the night.
There will also be video tributes and shout-outs from kiwi celebs from NZ and around the world to show their solidarity with us at our East Coast event.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is pleased that New Zealanders are getting behind the fundraising effort for those affected by these extremist attacks:
“The impact on our Muslim communities has been huge and they are going to need ongoing support for a very long time. The response has been magnificent and we are all grateful for the significance of this contribution to the Muslim community’s long term recovery,” the Mayor says.
LINK TO THE CHARITY