DRUMRAISER!!! Party May 28th, 7-9 pm @ Solespace

 -Please help us replace our stolen drums, so we can keep rockin' the affordable, multicultural rhythm workshops for our community!

We have spent the past year building Boom Shake Music – “Music for us, by us!” slowly but steadily. We run affordable, sliding-scale music programs for our community – a drum performance workshop for women and trans folk, a bilingual rhythm class for elementary schoolers in Fruitvale, and multilingual music and movement classes for young children and their families. We draw on the knowledge and family traditions of participants to make music for creative expression, cultural survival and social justice! (The drums are also used for the Brass Liberation Orchestra, providing musical support for the revolution since 2002!).

But just as we were getting going, Sarah's car got stolen – with almost all our drums, percussion instruments, sticks, straps, etc. inside.  Much of it was originally donated, but the cost of replacing it all quickly will be a few thousands of dollars (drums are expensive!). This is a big blow to an organization that’s just getting off the ground. So we’re asking our community to help us get back to full volume!

What you can do:

1. DONATE! Anything you can give helps!
  • IndieGo^ https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/drumraiser 
  • or PAYPAL Send money to accounting@one3snapshot (select "I'm sending money to family or friends" option)
  • or contact either Sarah Norr or Nkei Oruche to send checks, cash, etc.
2. PARTY! We’re throwing a fundraising party on Wednesday, May 28th, 7-9 pm, at Solespace (1714 Telegraph). Featuring performances by our drum classes, yummy food, the amazing beats of DJ Baagi, and more!

3. HELP US FIND INSTRUMENTS! Know anyone with rhythm instruments to spare? Helps us get connected with folks who could donate or sell cheap! We’re especially looking for: surdos, marching bass drums, snares and toms, lightweight djembes, cowbells, shakers, guiros, drumsticks and mallets. Pass this on to musician friends!

Much love and keep rocking!!!

Nkeiruka Oruche & Sarah Norr
Boom Shake Music