4th ANNUAL “CONCERT TO FEED THE HUNGRY”
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Over the past three years, Buddhist Global Relief has held an annual Concert to Feed the Hungry, an event that brings together jazz musicians, jazz fans, and friends of BGR in an inspiring and uplifting evening. This year the concert will be held in connection with International Jazz Day and will cap a whole day of jazz-themed events by our partners Jazzmobile, The New Heritage Theatre Group, and The Interchurch Center located in Harlem, the heart of New York’s jazz scene and where the concert will be held.
Legendary saxophonist David Liebman, bassist Larry Grenadier, singer/songwriter Rebecca Martin, jazz and blues vocalist Sandra Reaves-Phillips, drummer Winard Harper, Senegalese percussionist Alioune Faye, pianist Migiwa Miyajima, and organist Akiko celebrate International Jazz Day as headlining artists at Buddhist Global Relief’s 4th annual Concert To Feed The Hungry.
Funds raised from the concert will go to support BGR’s projects, which give vital food aid to poor communities around the world, send disadvantaged, girls to school, and promote holistic food production at the grass-roots level in countries ranging from Cambodia to India to Ethiopia to Haiti to the USA.
BGR’s mission is to combat chronic hunger and malnutrition. Bearing in mind the Buddha’s statements that “hunger is the worst kind of illness” and “the gift of food is the gift of life,” they sponsor projects that promote hunger relief for poor communities around the world. They pursue their mission by:
- providing direct food aid to people aflicted by hunger and malnutrition
- helping develop better long-term methods of sustainable food production and management appropriate to the cultures and traditions of the beneficiaries
- promoting the education of girls and women, so essential in the struggle against poverty and malnutrition
- giving women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families.
BGR also seeks to raise awareness of global hunger and advocate for an international food system that exemplifies social justice and conduces to ecological sustainability.