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Help From the HeART
This Latin celebration of music, art and dance is for one night only at Tatlers 169 Darlinghurst Road 28th September. Expect the underground club to come alive with a flurry of flamenco dance, Latin music, photography and that unique, vivacious, Latin lust for life!
“It was only a dream... but I’m amazed how far it’s come,” says Sandra Morales, who with Lina Saenz and Caroline Arditti came up with the event to help the Colombian group Fundacion para el nino sordo (Deaf Children Foundation). The non profit organisation educates children with hearing disabilities who can’t afford an education.
“It’s going to be a crazy party,” says Sandra. “During the night there will be a photography exhibition, videos and music. With dancing naturally! Fiery flamenco and salsa, with performances from Lydie Petit who is one of the best contemporary flamenco dancers... There are also free Salsa classes from 9.30 if you’ve ever wanted to learn!”
Music is also the life of Colombia, with performances from Vicente Sebastian, Vincent, percussionist and conga player from latin Funk band “Bemba” is bringing Sydney’s best sounds for the night...Think raw, percussive, electronic latin sounds. Think deep house with latin/English vocals. Think Phat Bass, thumping percussion – music that makes you move
Artists include Lydie Petit, Soledad, Vicente Sebastian (Bemba, Reyes de la onda, Ministry of sound, Watussi), Merenia (Bemba, reyes de la Onda, Paul Mac), Adm Ventoura (Bemba, Reyes de la onda, Jon Stevens, Guy Sebastian), Oscar Jimenez (Watussi, Reyes de la Onda),
Danielito ( Club Havana Band, Reyes de la onda), Carlos Velazquez (Australian Idol, Oz Locos), Zonk (La Fiesta sound system), Claudio Cartagena (Samba Batucada) and DJ Man About Town.
“It will be like going to Colombia for one night – it’s a beautiful country, but things are very tough... lots of problems and 60% of the population live in poverty... if we can do something to help the people, we must do it. Australia is a wonderful country, but it would be so nice to show Sydney some of the Colombian culture, and help out a good charity at the same time.”
All profits from this night will be donated to the Deaf Children Foundation – keeping the dream alive to provide some of Colombia’s neediest with the skills and tools to learn and live despite their hearing difficulties. Situated in the outskirts of Colombia’s capital Bogota, the school caters to 140 children from kindergarten to high school. The foundation survives mainly on donations to continue to this amazing work. For more information visit www.icalcolombia.org and brush up on your Spanish!
However, if you’d like to work on Spanish Appreciation, the “Help from the HeART” night might be the best way to dip your toes in the best parts of Colombian culture.
“We’re doing a collective thing,” says Vicente. “There will be lots of people from the community, with an emphasis on latin music.. We are bringing the best young fresh players to come and fuse the music. Think Latin singers, funk guitarists, hiphop, a huge night of music.”
“This is about helping Colombia, and having a great time doing it,” says Sandra. “It’s a beautiful thing what they do. I like the idea of combining art and helping people.”
"Help from the heART asks artists and friends to become for one night part of a project that supports community development organisations around the world. It also helps to promote peace, tolerance and reconciliation.”
“We do not only to raise money, we raise consciousness"
“HELP FROM THE heART”
Admission $20. Friday 28th September.
Tatlers, 169 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross.
More information is available at www.helpfromtheheart.blogspot.com contact Sandra Morales on 0432 534 065 or Caroline Arditti on 0424 568 491
Sponsored by SLAFF (Sydney Latin American Film Festiva), Viva Magazine, Sydney’s only Latin Magazine, Tatles and Picante Latin Dance School
9.30 to 10.30 - Free Salsa Lessons.
10.30 to 1.30 - Music/Dancing.
1.30 to 3am – DJ Man About Town
Photography/Video exhibitions all night.
Based on this and having as inspiration her beautiful mother who has dedicated her life working with so much love for the deaf children's foundation, she decided to give more meaning to her life by helping through "Help from the heart" the people less fortunate who also want and deserve to achieve their dreams.