The evening will feature Haitian art, Brazilian Capoeira, African dances, spoken word poetry and hip hop guest artists.
The African Activist Association (AAA) at UCLA will host "A Spoken Word and Performance Art Benefit for Haiti" on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Neuroscience Research Building auditorium from 5:30-9:00 p.m.
The evening will feature Haitian art with commentary by Kathy Smith, World Arts and Cultures; Brazilian Capoeira; African dances featuring Nabtry and Deborah Dauda; stand-up comedy by L.A. comics; spoken word poetry by local and international artists; international dance ensembles; hip hop guest artists and more.
Refreshments will be served. The building is located adjacent to Parking Structure 9 and across Charles E. Young Drive from the School of Public Health.
Proceeds will benefit Population Services International (PSI) and its emergency and long-term relief efforts in Haiti. See www.psi.org for details on the work being done there.
AAA is asking for a suggested minimum donation of $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Published: Friday, January 29, 2010