Swamp City Supports Mission Powerhouse Gogos Homemade Jam

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Swamp City Supports Mission Powerhouse Gogos Homemade Jam
Raising Funds for Stephen Lewis Foundation’s African Grandmothers Campaign
Thursday, October 8
The Stage – 32998 1st Avenue, Mission
7- 10pm  Tickets $20 @ Earthtacular, 33128 1st Avenue

Mission, BC…The Mission Powerhouse Gogos are jamming – literally! On October the 8th at 7pm they open the doors at The Stage, selling homemade jam and serving up a loving spoonful of roots, Zydeco and blues donated by Swamp City, in their quest to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign.

The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign is working to stem the tide of AIDS in Africa by supporting Grandmothers who are raising grandchildren as a result of this disease. Canadians have raised an astonishing $19.5 million for African grandmothers. Resources from the Campaign are invested directly at community level, with grassroots organizations that provide grandmothers and the children in their care with supports that include food, educational supplies, uniforms and school fees, medical care, HIV counselling and testing, adequate housing and bedding, counselling and much more.

The Mission Powerhouse Gogos, co-chaired this year by Elspeth Bowers & Kat Wahamaa, are one of many local chapters of Gogos across Canada doing this work.  Swamp City, fronted by Wahamaa and Tony Rees, are lending their music to this important cause.  Kat & Tony form half of the well-loved local quartet Back Door Slam and individually have been involved in many other social action projects.  In fact their song writing and performing ability took them to Paris this summer to perform at World Citizen Artists Rendezvous for Peace, at Fete de la Musique, June 21.

Swamp City’s uplifting, high energy sound is rounded out by Randy Schultz (Mojo Zydeco) on guitar, bassist Mickey Hovan (Wheat in the Barley) and Joe Backus (Token Rhyme) on drums. Schultz, a master craftsman, hand built the accordion, license plate guitar and washtub bass featured in performances and Wahamaa gets to use her percussion skills on some tunes with a Louisiana rubboard. The multi-talented group share an exuberant love of roots music that combined with their excellent musicianship, has delighted audiences at festivals, concerts and more.

Powerhouse Gogos Homemade Jam takes place Thursday, October 8, at The Stage, 32998 1st Avenue, Mission, from 7pm -10pm.  Tickets are $20 and available at Earthtacular, 33128 1st Avenue in Mission.  For more information email missiongogos@gmail.com  or visit www.facebook.com/MissionPowerhouseGogos.


ShinyB Music Arts Media
media contact: Kat Wahamaa
kat@shinyb.ca 604-679-4463


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