once again geraldine ukefest in geraldine new zealand will uke it forward® for survivor girl ukulele band by creating awareness of sgub and by selling our ukulele friendship bracelets and “volume one” cds. guf has been a supporter of sgub ever since they heard about us six years ago, and it’s such a blessing to have this faithful and generous support. thank you thank you thank you for joining the baaand!!
join us at the silver creek international ukulele carnival!! it’s in a beautiful rural setting north of duluth minnesota. dear friends ukester brown and petey mack will be there, as well as the luminaries of the two harbors ukulele club. i’ll be there with bells on along with some “survivor girl ukulele band — volume one” music cds and our survivor made ukulele friendship bracelets. donation proceeds support sgub, and you’ll need more than one because they look so amazing your ukulele!
6:00 pm: start your ukulele journey! beginner class ages 10 - 100. limited seating. find out how much fun you can have with a ukulele!!
7:00 pm: join the band — survivor girl ukulele band!! laurie kallevig, founder of survivor girl ukulele band project, will tell you all about her wild and unique work in kolkata, india, working with girls in a rescue shelter home and teaching them how to play the ukulele.
where: the cultural center in new york mills mn, 24 n main, new york mills, mn 56567
why: it’s a multi-media presentation that will be sure to touch your heart.
plus: and afterward we’ll have some cookies!
see you there!!
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for more information: https://www.kulcher.org/ukulele-class-presentation/
unique opportunity to hear about survivor girl ukulele band project, in brandon minnesota.
please join us at 9:00 am at grace lutheran church, 205 n central ave, brandon mn, 56315, where i will sing some songs from our recently released cd, “survivor girl ukulele band — volume one” and talk about how i came to start this project and about my work in kolkata inside a shelter home for rescued girls.
other presentations will be about local and usa based trafficking.
this event is sponsored by grace through faith ministries in brandon minnesota.
this is your chance to hear our recently released cd, "survivor girl ukulele band -- volume one" live-streamed on the radio!!!
who: bj muus, the great grandson of the founder of my alma mater, st olaf college, has his own radio show in northern minnesota!
what: listen to bj's "sounds of the spirt" radio show, and hear "survivor girl ukulele band -- volume one" on the second half of his show!
when: sunday night, september 2, 2018. program goes from 9:00 - 10:30 pm. the "survivor girl ukulele band -- volume one" portion will be on the second half of the program. (the first part of the program will be "sing for joy" prepared by st. olaf college. they're pretty good, too.)
why: bj found out about sgub through a small blurb in the st olaf magazine and has become a steadfast supporter of the project. hurrah!!
hey everyone! i'll be at the 2018 silver creek international ukulele carnival again this year! i'm looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!
survivor girl ukulele band project will be selling our new cd: survivor girl ukulele band -- volume one. suggested donation $15.
we'll also be selling our gorgeous survivor girl ukulele band friendship bracelets. why not get a bunch for you and your friends?!! suggested donation $10 for the nylon and $20 cotton ones.
see you there!!!
believe it or not, i'm soon on my way to new zealand!! i've been invited to the geraldine summer strum!
it's hugh & fi mccafferty's first summer ukulele festival, and it's gonna be a blast.
i'll perform and speak about survivor girl ukulele band project at a number of the events and will have a table with a few treasures from india.
in addition, my survivor girl ukulele band project table will have fresh off the press "survivor girl ukulele band -- volume one" cds for sale as well as beautiful handmade survivor girl ukulele band friendship bracelets for you ukulele or ukulele case. these are made by survivor girls in my project at the shelter home in kolkata india.
i will also bring a few shawls and woolen stoles and even a few genuine 100% pashmina from kashmir!!
but the very main thing i hope to do is connect and strum along with new zealand ukulele friends!! i am so looking forward to meeting you in person!!!
see you there!!
and thank you thank you thank you for joining the baaand!!
singer songwriters janet croteau, billy buckman, darrel louis, jim rintoul, jill faragher, and elana vollen join together to share their songs and support survivor girl ukulele band project.
if you are anywhere near santa cruz on february 17th, the broadway playhouse is the place to be.
all proceeds support survivor girl ukulele band project: bringing restoration and hope to survivors of human trafficking through the healing power of music and love!
thank you thank you thank you, janet and friends, for joining the baaand!!
experience the ministry helping survivors of human trafficking in india, presented by laurie kallevig, founder of the survivor girl ukulele band project.
i'm returning to my home town of hendricks minnesota to give a multimedia presentation on survivor girl ukulele band project at the red barn theater!!
program will include the minnesota premiere of my short film, "i want to be", a story about working with survivor girls, and a fun video of life at the shelter home with a song from the upcoming cd as soundtrack! we might even learn a song and sing together!!
looking forward to seeing old and new friends at the red barn theater in hendricks mn on thursday the 9th of november!!
The survivor girl ukulele band project strives to bring restoration and hope to survivors of human trafficking through the healing power of music and love.
If you live in Chicago, or the surrounding area, it is likely you have received an invitation to join us for the fundraiser. [And we hope you can!] [If you want an invitation, send us a message, and we will send you the details!]
But, we understand that you might not be able to physically attend the fundraiser, and so we have offered additional ways to participate.
You can directly donate to sgub (a 501c3 non-profit organization);
You can purchase jewelry from Deana Rose October 20-27, 2016 (and up to 20% of each sale will go to sgub).
We sincerely hope you will consider participating in raising funds for sgub. Of course, if you have questions, please let us know!
Want to uke it forward? Read more about hosting a sgub fundraiser to participate in the uke it forward movement!
this weekend, august 19-21, the silver creek international ukulele carnival will UKE IT FORWARD FOR SURVIVOR GIRL UKULELE BAND!! i'll be speaking a few minutes on saturday afternoon and also have a SGUB table in the vendor area all day saturday!! hosted by the two harbors ukulele group (close to duluth mn), this is the launch of UKE IT FORWARD in the USA!! i can't wait!! see you there!!
survivor girl ukulele band project is again, for the second year in a row, the featured charity at ukefest geraldine!! here are the details:
saturday july 9 2.30PM
THE BIG STRUM | FREE
GERALDINE HIGH SCHOOL, 93 MCKENZIE STREET, GERALDINE
A highlight of Ukefest Geraldine, Hugh & Fi lead a mass strum-a-long. Music sheets projected. Loan ukes available | DONATIONS to SGUB WELCOME
ukefest geraldine has been named one of the top 6 not to be missed ukefests in the world!! wowowow!
survivor girl ukulele band is so grateful for the support of the ukulele people in new zealand. hurrah!!
and if you have your own ukulele event somewhere else in the world, please consider supporting survivor girl ukulele band!!
thank you thank you thank you for joining the band!!!
Laurie Kallevig's Survivor Girl Ukulele Band Project (sgub.org) brings restoration and hope to survivors of human traffcking through the healing power of music and love. The Humble Cup hosts a night of music and art to benefit to benefit SGUB Project. This your chance to be part of this unique and powerful project that directly benefits girls in India who have been rescued from forced prostitution. Join the baaand!!
this year's survivor girl ukulele band benefit concert is going to be the best ever!!
what a lineup! brad colerick, tom corbett, bliss bowen; john o'kennedy with eric kufs; and heidi swedberg with daniel ward. surprise guests and a special performance by pastor briant cuffy.
and a free yummy dinner hosted by bethany church of sierra madre and post-concert reception. wowowow!!
and i'll give a short update about my most recent six months at sanlaap shelter home in kolkata india.
to rsvp for the dinner please contact sharon hannah at email@example.com.
see you there!!
house concert at kate and odom stamps' historic home and gardens in south pasadena on sunday, august 30th to support survivor girl ukulele band.
music starts at 5:00 pm. it will be a fabulous evening of great music by local artists.
opening the program are brad colerick, david plenn, and ed tree.
other featured artists:
318 Fairview Avenue South Pasadena, CA 91030
more details to come. see you there!!
benefit concert for survivor girl ukulele band project at the coffee gallery, 2029 n lake ave, alta dena, ca
november 2, 3 pm
seating is limited!
rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SMOKING JACKETS with Heidi Swedberg
Sophisticated, Educated, Medicated.
The Smoking Jackets are a band of virtuoso multi-instrumentalists who bring their brilliance and bon-vivance to the smallest and hippest strings- the ukulele. Daniel Ward, John Bartlit and Craig McClelland team up with actress Heidi Swedberg for some serious music and comedy. Their repitoire includes twisted takes on jazz, classical, avant-guard, flamenco and pop standards. It's a Pink Martini shaken by Victor Borge and served to Dean Martin...with a twist!
and Brit Rodriguez
Brit Rodriguez, an emerging singer and songwriter, is known for her soulful, smoky voice that beautifully contrasts with the bright, colorful sound of her ukulele. As a musician, she is renowned for her lyrical content and melodic prowess. As a performer, audiences are captivated by her unique sense of humor and down to Earth personality. Influenced by late fifties R&B and nineties dance music, Brit is a hybrid of the raw, youthful energy of today and the great soul and folk divas of the past.
tall men group
in december of 2011 jimmy yessian invited five prominent los angeles performing songwriters to join him for a monthly gathering sharing food and original music. each writer accepted the invitation and the group began meeting in January 2012. the songs created during these meetings inspired the group to join together as an acoustic touring act, “Tall Men Group." marty axelrod, severin browne, jeff kossack, john stowers, ed tree, and jimmy "muffin" yessian are TMG. in november 2012 they toured the west coast from southern california to portland, oregon and back. the overwhelming audience response and success of that tour prompted the band to release their first album, 12 by 6, which has garnered rave reviews.
aireene espiritu, a singer-songwriter based in northern, california, plays mostly original songs accompanied by latin/african rhythms, folk, bluegrass pickings and inspirations from gospel music - a mix of stompin', swayin', and timeless americana. her new cd, put back charlie, is awe-inspiring!
bliss bowen, a sierra madre local, is a soulful americana artist who has been likened to patty griffin, norah jones and nancy wilson. well known in la's americana-roots community, she is currently working on her album ghost trees and is happy to support the survivor girl cause.
kendall forrey is a singer-songwriter and producer who lives in sierra madre. his song, the narrow road, was featured in the documentary crime after crime, which played at the sundance film festival.
lorin hart, who has been a great friend and supporter of sgub project, is a very gifted la-based blues, gospel, folk and pop singer-songwriter with a beautiful, soulful voice. she is also very close to completing her second cd!
john o’kennedy, who four years ago came up with the brilliant idea to do a benefit concert for me and my work in india, is a multi-instrumentalist who does sessions work all over la. john is returning to bethany and brining amazing artists, including john cartwright, who played the upright bass with harry belafonte for 35 years, and mb gordy, who has played with the likes of the doobie brothers, josh groben, and rita coolidge. as always, john has a sensational surprise with guest artists which will undoubtedly leave us breathless.
tim tedrow started out as a poet that evolved into songwriting when he picked up a guitar and soon after a mandolin. with beautiful and joyful music, he has performed in numerous venues and concert halls throughout california.