Papa Mali's 1st Hoodoo Blues & BBQ

DiverseArts announces Papa Mali's 1st Annual HOODOO BLUES & BBQ:

A Musical Benefit Saturday March 21st, 2009 at Kenny Dorham's Backyard
come and see us!

Line up for Papa Mali’s First Annual HOODOO BLUES AND BBQ: A Musical Benefit for DiverseArts Culture Works.
Saturday Mar 21
1:30 Gate
2:00 The Rooster Blues
3:00 Greyhounds
4:00 Topaz & Mudphonic
5:00 Papa Mali and Friends

$5 cover – Family-friendly, Kids 12 and under free
Lawn chairs and blankets allowed
For sale: BBQ, Beer, Soft Drinks Set Ups
Location: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard
1106 E. 11th Street , Austin, Texas 78702
(3 blks east of I-35, next to the Victory Grill)

The Funkybatz, Crescendo Artists, and Papa Mali are on board to show DiverseArts and Kenny Dorham’s Backyard a whole lotta love…And to prove it, they are starting a new tradition designed to feed your hungry mind, musical soul, and your dancing body.

Join us at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard on Saturday, March 21, 2009 for Papa Mali’s First Annual HOODOO BLUES AND BBQ: A Musical Benefit for DiverseArts Culture Works.

The stage is set for an afternoon and evening full of good music, good food, and community fellowship; all based on the basic premise that the blues—and its musical cousins—represents a core connection to regular folks just having a good time with some music, dancing, and a BBQ pit out in the Backyard. And that, my friends, is culture.

We are celebrating the musical culture of the East Side, Austin’s birthplace of the blues, with a community party that will bring together all kinds of folks united in the funky blues. It is our hope that traveling SXSW attendees, industry heavyweights, folks from all over Austin, and our neighbors from just down the street will join us as we offer up one of the strongest musical line-ups available at any venue in town.

As DiverseArts kicks off our 2009 programming season at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, the HOODOO BLUES and BBQ will provide us a great jump-start as we continue our work to make sure that Austin comes to identify Central East Austin as a Cultural Heritage District, and East 11th Street as a music district with deep roots in African American art, culture, and music. We are grateful Papa Mali has gotten his friends together to help us raise funds to support our programs here at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard….we’re keeping the soul in the heart of the City!