Gulfsongs & PDX 2 Gulf Coast host a film premiere and concert commemorating the anniversary of the oil spill on April 20th
Mar 17th, 2011 by Jim
In commemoration of the anniversary of the biggest single environmental disaster in US history, the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulfsongs Oregon and PDX 2 Gulf Coast present a concert and the premiere of the short documentary film, Beyond the Spill at the Alberta Rose Theatre on Wednesday, April 20th. There will also be an update on the current state of economic recovery, coastal wetlands clean-up and restoration efforts, and what we in the Northwest can do to help.
Beyond the Spill presents a devastated environment and economy and the personal choices that drove us head-on into this catastrophe. What can we as individuals learn from the largest and most preventable oil spill in US history? By accepting responsibility, by seeking ways to more quickly transition to clean energy, can we move beyond the spill?
In addition to the film, New Orleans native and Portland musical treasure, Reggie Houston, will lead four of Portland’s most notable piano players on a journey through Gulf Coast music that traces the evolution of New Orleans and Louisiana piano styles. Janice Scroggins, DK Stewart, Andrew Oliver, and Steve Kerin will tickle our ears, move our feet, and show us why so many of our musical roads lead back to this culturally essential and environmentally vital region of the country.
Proceeds from this show will go to benefit PDX 2 Gulf Coast’s education outreach in the Northwest and around the country, and to support wetlands restoration and economic recovery in south Louisiana.
Join us for an evening to inspire us on our journeybeyond the spill.
Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online or at the box office of the Alberta Rose Theatre.