As you know, the originally planned Oliver Mtukudzi concert has been postponed due to “visa constraints.” The concert promoter has decided to press on. Anzanga Marimba Ensemble, Naomi Wachira, and other Seattle artists will now come together for a benefit for immigrant rights at Columbia City Theater at 8 p.m. this Friday, 2/10.
Suggested donation: $20. Proceeds to benefit organizations protecting the rights of immigrants.
Go to Columbia City Theater for info.
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Thankyou I am out of town but believe I will be back in time. I am glad your u are suggesting $20 rather than the previous $40 !!!!
Thanks to all who came to the “Re-Purposed” concert on Friday night. I have been informed by a reliable source that the problem with the visas for Mtukudzi and his band was not that they were denied, but that there was confusion over which category of visa was required for performance, and which visa Tuku had applied for already. in the end time ran out for approval of performance visas, and that is why they decided to postpone the concert. In other words, this had nothing to do with Trump’s Executive order banning refugee entrance into the US. I want to make sure that everyone is aware of this fact, In the interests of ensuring that we do not spread (more) mis-information,
Thanks for reading and letting others know,