One of the fundraisers features Bomani Armah, who did the hip-hop song "Read A Book," a funny song from a few years ago that parodies Lil' Jon and is basically a commentary on hip hop. (I linked to the clean version, but the dirty one is funnier.)
Check out the events below, and help them out! They're looking for volunteers and also contributions (which are tax deductible.)
After ten years in operation, the Emergence Community Arts Collective (ECAC) at 733 Euclid St. NW is launching a 2013/2014 Building Campaign to raise funds for building repair and improvement. The kickoff events will be on Labor Day Weekend with a:
Benefit Party: Saturday August 31st at 8:00pm @ ECAC featuring Bomani Armah, poet,hip-hop artist & producer best known for his hit "Read a Book" and the CooLots, the original all female Rock & Soul band hailing from the Washington, DC. The entry fee is just $10.
Luci Murphy Birthday Bash & ECAC Pledge Party: Sunday September 1st from 3pm - 11pm @ ECAC Celebrate the best of ECAC with great entertainment. Our lineup will feature Luci Murphy a D.C. native who has been singing songs of liberation and freedom for over 50 years, Christylez Bacon, Grammy Nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist, DC Dynasty Cheer Allstars and the African-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira Angola. Entry fee? A completed pledge card, indicating the amount you will commit to the 2013/2014 Building Campaign. Food tickets will be $5.
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Volunteers are needed on Saturday August 31st from 10-5 to spruce up the inside and outside of ECAC and for the launch events. RSVP with Sylvia at firstname.lastname@example.org. For each hour worked, you get a coupon, for credit towards the Benefit Party or future ECAC sponsored events.
All contributions are tax deductible and benefit the ECAC Building Campaign. Donations can be made at any time with cash or check mailed to 733 Euclid St. NW, Washington DC or via credit card/Paypal at www.ecacollective.org .
For more information about the campaign visit http://syl146.wix.com/ecacollective or call (202) 462-2285