Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ziggy Marley to headline Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7 FM benefit concert

IMAGINE PEACE! Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles celebrates it’s 50 years of broadcasting with Peace Awards and a Concert imagining the world that is possible through the peace actions of today.

ZIGGY MARLEY, four time Grammy-winning reggae musician and leader of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, will headline a benefit performance for Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7FM Los Angeles on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 7:00pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The evening marks the culmination of various 50th anniversary year celebrations for KPFK, a non-commercial, listener-sponsored radio station broadcasting since 1959.

The concert will also feature Latin Jazz legend and master conguero PONCHO SANCHEZ; the transcending jazz vocalist from São Paulo, Brazil, LUCIANA SOUZA; Acoustic Bassist of the Year CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE; and the INTERCULTURAL L.A. SAMBA KIDS. There will be a special video greeting from artist YOKO ONO on the occasion of John Lennon's Birthday, to be presented by KPFK's Jon Wiener. The show will be emceed by RICHARD MONTOYA of Culture Clash.

KPFK is proud to honor those who are working for peace, through community activism, education, art and culture and social justice. To be honored are spoken word artist and American Indian Activist JOHN TRUDELL, who will be introduced by long-time friend and rock musician JACKSON BROWNE; vocalist KB SOLOMON who performs the Paul Robeson story in his one-man show “Speak of Me As I Am”; BLASE BONPANE of the Office of the Americas and KPFK Radio Host; the organization helping the homeless and indigent, HUNGER ACTION L.A.; Executive Director RAUL AÑORVE and IDEPSCA (Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California); and the ARLINGTON WEST BEACH PROJECT VOLUNTEERS with members from the VETERANS FOR PEACE LOS ANGELES. There will also be appearances by actor JOSH BROLIN and actor and comedian ROSEANNE BARR.

Tickets for the benefit show in support of KPFK are on sale now at $35, $60 and $150 per person. For $500 per person there will be a pre-show VIP Reception with the awardees and artists, which includes preferred seating, beverages and food, and entry into all the raffles, including the John Lennon Guitar donated by Gibson Guitars.
For reservations, please call (323) 461-3673 or visit or
To reserve your pre-show VIP ticket, please call the FORD Box Office at (323) 461-3673.

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