BORP Benefit concert at Ashkenaz!

Please join us at Ashkenaz this Sunday, 10/24 for a BORP benefit concert with Big Sound Family and Kelly Love Jones. Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 7:30pm, and proceeds directly benefit BORP

Here’s the info:

Berkeley band Big Sound Family and New Orleans native Kelly Love Jones
team in a fundraiser for Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program
(BORP). Big Sound Family was formed to play music that is independent,
boundary-less, original, and funky. And while you’re at it, toss in
psychedelic, rock, Latin, reggae, ska and more, channeled through such
songs as “Spread the Message” and “Alley Cat.” Fusing certain elements
from the past with original new styles and textures, the five-piece
instrumental band creates energetic experiences that reflect on the
political, cultural, and social environment of today. While striving
to be as real and truthful as possible to themselves and the
community, Big Sound Family is a positive movement that aims to make
people move, think, and smile!

Kelly Love Jones encompasses the cultural richness of her hometown in
her music. Voted “Best Emerging Artist” at the Big Easy Awards, Jones
has impressed audiences both at home and overseas with her unique
blend of acoustic guitar, folk, hip-hop, blues, and poetry. Drawing
inspiration for lyrics from her daily life experiences, Jones uses
music as an emotional outlet, linking her with the hearts of her
listeners through personal rhythmic reflection. “It’s the connection
that makes the music worth making. Everything outside of that, as we
say in New Orleans, is lagniappe (extra).”

Founded in 1976, BORP is the leading provider and promoter of
accessible sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults
with physical disabilities in the greater Bay Area. The Berkeley-based
nonprofit believes that sports and recreation provide a path to
greater achievement to which all people should have access. In
addition to its high quality innovative sports and recreation
programs, BORP’s expert staff provides advocacy, trainings, referrals
and consultation services and have helped initiate adaptive sports
programs in several other cities across the state.