One Common Unity to Host Evening of Art, Music & Performance:
“The Disaster of Oil”
The devastation from Oil in the Gulf of Mexico has moved all of us in profound ways. We are living in times of great environmental challenges, and our voices are needed to promote more sustainable and ecologically friendly means of living.
A few weeks ago, One Common Unity created an open call for visual artists, song writers, poets, artists, and musicians to compose new and original pieces that deal specifically with the Disaster of Oil in the Gulf. They asked the people of the world how it made them feel, and to express what they want to do about it, and/or show how it has changed their thinking.
Through this 2nd concert in their 2010 “Common Folk: The Voices of a Movement” series, One Common Unity strives to stimulate a new body of art work specifically dealing with this man-made disaster.
On June 28th, eight people were selected, notified, and asked to perform and share their piece at the main event taking place in the Langston Room of Busboys and Poets (2021 14th street NW) on Wednesday, June 30th between 8:00-10:30pm. Khadijah “Moon” Ali-Coleman was selected to perform her poem “Sleep”. This event is free and open to the public.
“The Disaster of Oil” will be hosted by artist and author HawaH and features performances by Omekongo Dibinga, Anu Yadav, and 2010 Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon.
For 10 years, One Common Unity, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in our nation’s capital, has been supporting a movement for peace education and the building of a non-violent culture through music and art. For more information please visit: www.OneCommonUnity.org .