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Tropical Forest FUNKRAISER 2008

THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS

AND TO EVERYONE THAT HELPED US RAISE NEARLY $4000 THIS YEAR!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

8:00 p.m., 18+
High Noon Saloon
701 East Washington Avenue, Madison

Time to Get Funky, Monkeys!

with
West African Dance of Madison
Tani Diakite & the Malian Blues Band

The Gomers Funktacular
and
Chafo

$10 minimum donation ($7 with UW student ID)

All proceeds support the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation. We work with rural landowners in Ecuador to help create and sustain locally-run biodiversity reserves. The Lalo Loor Dry Forest and El Pahuma Orchid Reserve are two examples of our lands-in-private-hands approach, which empower local people to successfully manage their own resources. Ecuador is one of the world's most biodiverse countries, so every penny raised in the US has an enormous conservation impact there.

Why not crawl get out of your shell, swing on over, shake your tail feathers and howl at the moon with us?!

FunkRaiser Schedule and Bands

Doors open at the High Noon Saloon at 8 pm and a terrific entertainment line-up starts right away. Auction and other events throughout the night -- you could walk home with a fabulous tropical orchid! Check out our awesome lineup:

WADOMA
“West African Dance of Madison brings the colorful fabric of African life to the Midwest.” Drum-laden rhythms pour from this group, and get your tail wagging!  (website)

TANI DIAKITE & THE MALIAN BLUES BAND
“Malian Blues group's rootsy, danceable groove earns the band most of its accolades. But the group...is also about producing good vibes."  An original blend of African sounds, Tani and friends put out a groove that's irresistable.  (website)

THE GOMERS FUNKTACULAR
"One of the best bands I ever saw, a legendary and inestimably important band, but more than that. Not so much a band as - well, more like a squad of gods. A God Squad. A full-on, balls-out God Squad of Rock." These cats can do just about anything, and this evening they will purr out some of the funkiest tunes in the forest.  (website)

CHAFO
“If Chafo was a stew: Funk would be the broth, Reggae, Blues and Hip-Hop would be the ingredients, and Latin would be the spice." No tropical party would be complete with a heavy dollop of musica latina, you can feel the equatorial heat!  (website)


How Does the FunkRaiser Help?

The Ceiba Foundation protects habitat and biodiversity using three main approaches:

We're working with rural landowners in coastal Ecuador to protect more than 25,000 acres of tropical forests to establish a biological corridor; we are collaborating with Conservation International and the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment in an ecosystem services program that directly compensates conservation-minded landowners.

Second, we promote environmental education programs in regional schools, through partnerships with the Peace Corps and the local school system.

Third, we engage in and support scientific research to identify at-risk species, and evaluate the sustainability of land-use practices.

Every dollar raised in the Tropical Forest FunkRaiser will go directly towards financing these projects. The support of our Madison sponsors allows Ceiba to direct 100% of the event's proceeds to where they will make a real difference, the forests of Ecuador!

Auction Items

This year's FunkRaiser will feature a good old fashioned hoot-n-holler auction of spectacular prizes donated by Madison businesses. Come prepared to trumpet your bid!

Camp Randall Parking for 2010 Football Season  ($100 value)

Professional Pool Cue with Case  (Bullseye Games, $150 value)

$250 Domestic Air Travel Ticket Voucher  (STA Travel)

Orchid Plant in Bloom  (Orchids Garden & Greenhouse)

Gift Bags of Holiday Treats  (Willy Street Coop, Trader Joe's)

10 Pounds Fair Trade Coffee  (Just Coffee & The Haiti Project)

Restaurant Gift Certificates  ($75 value)

5 Full-Service Car Washes  (Octopus)

Hair Cut & Style  (Ultimate Spa & Salon)

2 Tickets to Step Africa  (Overture Center, $40 value)

Visit Our Sponsors

The Ceiba Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions. Please give them your business! (Click here to sponsor this event):

Weary Traveler FreehouseWORT 89.9 FM WSUM 91.7 FM

 

 






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