In May 2010 we threw a big party to celebrate the opening of our progressive community center. We’re ready to mark a great first year with our first anniversary party. Staff and volunteers from the groups with offices in the building will be on hand to give guided tours and explain their work. The evening’s performers will include Cerronato (6-6:45 p.m.) and Eliza Gilkyson (8-9 p.m.).
Cerronato Vallenato plays an authentic yet innovative version of Colombian vallenato and cumbia, merging ornate melodies from the accordion with rumbling and quirky bass lines, the eccentric syncopation of the guacharaca or scraper, the steady beat of the small drum, and the frenzied flourishes of the bongo.
Eliza Gilkyson, a politically minded and poetically gifted singer-songwriter, has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. The Grammy-nominated artist has appeared on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, and etown, and in 2003 was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame.
Dance music throughout the evening will be provided by Dj Chorizo Funk, The big backyard provides lots of room for conversation, and there’s playground equipment for kids. There will be great food and beverages from a variety of local food folks.
The suggested donation of $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds) will benefit the Workers Defense Project.
Location: 5604 Manor, Austin, 78723