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Rock Benefit Event, Staff

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Company

Michael Herrman, benefit producer

Production Description

Seeking staff for a music concert benefiting Rock School Kabul. The benefit show and silent auction will raise money and instrument donations to be sent to Afghanistan. Coordinator states: "Portland musician Michael Herrman recently returned from a trip teaching students in Kabul, Afghanistan to do something rare and extraordinary - play rock and roll music. Inspired by this experience, he has set off to continue to help the school from here in the States by gathering musicians and friends together to perform as well as to donate much needed instruments. Herrman's experience has left him 'Wanting people to see the positive that's happening in Afghanistan. It's incredible to see The Afghan kids who love Led Zeppelin and Metallica come to the school and really shred. Nevertheless, it's still dangerous for them to be seen carrying guitars, so it's important for the school to have enough instruments to share.'"

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Benefit concert will be held Aug. 12, 8 p.m., at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, CA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

All positions are on a volunteer basis.

Auditions

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About THE ROCK SCHOOL KABUL

http://www.soundstudiesprojects.com/rock-school-kabul.html

Since 2011, Sound Studies Projects (SSP) has been a home to many of Kabul's professional, as well as new rising musicians, artists and creative minds. Through its Rock School, Kabul's only alternative music center, children and adults learn a variety of eastern and western instruments, along with singing and songwriting. Graffiti and wall art from Afghan artists grace the walls and compliment the exhibitions of paintings and sculpture inside.

The Sound Studies Recording Studio and Production Center is a recording home to many of Afghanistan's established bands and upcoming Artists, as well as a training center for future producers. A modest performance space hosts many concerts from Artists all over the world and the rehearsal facilities provide a haven for young musicians to practice and exchange ideas. With collaboration between Guest teachers and young artists, SSP has established a capacity to launch the current culture of the youth forward and continue to be a place for creative expression and cultural development.

Sound Studies Projects (SSP) works under the non-profit umbrella of Afghan NGO, The Liaison Office (TLO) to promote dialogue and build peace via cultural and community activities throughout Afghanistan, and the world. Bringing together Afghan and International artists from around the world, SSP provides a creative platform and professional environment for the future of Afghan musicians and artists to thrive in fields of music performance, art, sound recording, education, and cross cultural collaboration; with respect to expressing identity, celebrating diversity, and encouraging unity.