Kansas City, MO — The UNESCO Creative City of Music in Kansas City will be holding a fundraising benefit on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 from 2pm to 6pm at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage and State Museum, 3700 Blue Parkway, entitled, “Voices United: Healing the Bahamas”. The benefit concert is in support of The Bahamas’ Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund and will be earmarked to aid the artistic communities from the two affected islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama which were devastated by the recent monster storm.
“We are asking choirs and musicians across the nation to join us in singing songs of inspiration and donate to those islands devastated by the strongest hurricane on record to affect the northwestern Bahamas,” said Anita J. Dixon, Coordinator of Creative City KC. “The concert will be held outside the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and State Museum so that those traveling along the busy intersection will hear the voices calling out for healing and encourage them to circle the driveway and give to the cause.”
Creative City-KC is a 501 (c)3 organization and will send 100% of all monies collected to the Lend A Hand Bahamas organization which is an approved donor for the relief efforts. Persons can log on to https://tinyurl.com/lendahand242 to get instructions on how to send donations.
The City of Nassau, the capital of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is located on the island of New Providence and is also a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, having received its designation as a City of Crafts and Folk Arts in 2014. Nassau, along with 14 other islands in the archipelago, were fortunately not affected by the storm. Pam Burnside, President of Creative Nassau stated: “We are so very grateful for this amazing gesture of assistance by our Sister City of Music to use their creative talents to help and heal – thank you, thank you!”
In November 2017, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recognized Kansas City, Missouri as the ONLY Creative City of Music IN THE UNITED STATES. For more information on the UCCN-KC, please go to https://info.umkc.edu/cfn/resources/unesco/
Anita J. Dixon
Creative City KC