A Timbuktu Funk Affair: A Benefit Event

Timbuktu_Funk_AffairSan Francisco (California), USA – The Marin-based Global Education and Action Network (GLEAN) and The Timbuktu Music Project will hold their annual fundraiser concert March 23rd at SomArts Cultural Center (934 Brannan Street – between 8th and 9th Street). Headliners will be the critically-acclaimed local favorites, Sila and the Afrofunk Experience.

Entrance to the event is $20 for adults and $10 for students, but anyone who RSVPs to timbuktufunk@hotmail.com by March 21st will be added to the guest-list and pay only $15. The all-ages event will raise funds for musical education and instruments in Mali, as well as this year’s youth expedition to West Africa, where Bay Area teens will learn about, and help document local culture, and especially music.

The night’s events will include an African buffet, a bazaar, a silent auction as well as a paintings and photographs by local artists for sale. Several African restaurants have agreed to donate their services to form a buffet, and there will also be a bar. African arts, jewelry and crafts sellers from around the San Francisco Bay Area will be selling exotic goods.

For more information go to www.gleansworld.org.