Rolling Stone has published a story about a virtual fundraising concert for Northern New Mexico, which will feature the United World College-USA’s ever-popular African Chorus.
During the free Virtual LemonAid concert at 8 p.m. MT on Friday, May 8, UWC-USA students in the African Chorus from five continents will perform Shosholoza, the UWC-USA anthem of international unity for decades. Released in early April, the video had 18,000 views and 100 shares on Facebook in addition to 2,300 views on YouTube.
“It’s a credit to the great work of our staff members Melinda Russial and David Cragin and, of course, to the beautiful voices of our students singing from around the world,” said UWC-USA president Victoria Mora. “It is also an expression of the vital importance of UWC-USA as a partner in efforts to benefit our local New Mexico communities.”
Headliners for LemonAid are artists Buffy Sainte-Marie and David Byrne. The fundraiser will stream via Instagram TV, Facebook Live, Youtube Live. The event will benefit All Together Now New Mexico Fund and Santa Fe County Connect Fund. Both funds will use the proceeds to address the immediate needs of New Mexicans during the COVID-19 crisis.
Northern New Mexico musicians and filmmakers will perform alongside national artists Meredith Monk, Ali MacGraw, Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), John Dieterich (Deerhoof), Tiago Arrais (Os Arrais), Gary Farmer and Nacha Mendez.