Love Is The Answer - Empowering Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
2ND ANNUAL VALENTINE'S BENEFIT DANCE
+ Special Guests ALPHA YAYA DIALLO, R&B ALLSTARS & DJ CUZ-O
Saturday February 13 at IMPERIAL (319 Main St. Vancouver B.C.)
Doors 7:00pm Show begins: 7:30 (19+)
R&B ALLSTARS BIO:
The R&B Allstars were formed in the late 70′s as a testament to their love of Classic R+B. The original band with its signature white tuxedos first opened for Long John Baldry at Ohara’s. At this gig, the band was seen by Harry Brandolini, of No. Five Orange St. and he had an idea that the Allstars and the 5 would be a great weekend fit. Harry hired them and the line-ups began, as did the curiosity. They were featured on local news, radio and TV shows.
With great support from local radio, the band created a following that sustained for well over 20 years. More than 30 band members have come and gone including some of the best Vancouver talent. The current R&B Allstars features members from the past and present. They have re-launched the R&B Allstars for same reason they did in 1978….because they love it! For more info: http://rbalive.com
ALPHA YAYA DIALLO BIO:
Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Now based in Vancouver, Canada, he’s earned a matchless reputation internationally for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows – whether performing solo or with his band Bafing.
Diallo is a uniquely multi-talented artist. His dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African axemen. In addition, he is a skilled and experienced performer on a variety of percussion instruments, and on the balafon (traditional wooden xylphone). To complete the abundance of riches Diallo writes his own compositions, and sings with a supple and beautifully modulated voice.
By successfully uniting the traditional and the contemporary, Diallo has carved a niche for himself beside such West African luminaries as Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Youssou N’Dour, and Ismael Lo. For more info: http://alphayayadiallo.com
LOVE IS THE ANSWER - LITA - is a Canadian registered charity working in Africa that assists orphaned children and caregivers of orphaned children in areas of poverty relief and reduction, the advancement of education, and the development of local community initiatives that benefit orphaned children. Visit www.loveistheanswer.ca to learn more.
~ The child must know that she/he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like her/him ~ Pablo Casals