Boogie for Bonobos
Reality Sandwich and Jivamukti Yoga School will rock Saturday, May 31 with a second annual benefit concert for the bonobos, headlined by Wynne Paris & Groovananda with legendary prog bassist Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Pink Floyd).
The bonobo apes are highly intelligent, peaceful, pansexual beings who live in a matriarchal society and truly exemplify the credo "make love, not war." They also make music. Tony Levin's "Fragile as a Song" is about playing music with bonobo apes and Peter Gabriel.
The concert will benefit the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI), which works tirelessly to protect these gentle apes and their Congo Basin habitat. “BCI is the most important effort to save the bonobos and their habitat,” says Jivamukti Yoga co-founder Sharon Gannon, “We are proud to lend a hand in supporting its endeavors.”
Come for soulful raga-rock from Wynne Paris & Groovananda, the spicy dance music of Tina "Tabla Girl" Sugandh; and jam-rock from DEVI, led by Reality Sandwich contributor Debra DeSalvo. BCI president Sally Jewell Coxe will be on hand for a special presentation. Providing food and drink again this year is Bonobos Vegetarian Restaurant.
Click here to see an interview with Wynne Paris about bonobo apes.
Save the Bonobos Concert
Saturday May 31, 2008, 8 PM
Jivamukti Yoga School
$30 per person (minimum donation)
To purchase tickets, please call 212-353-0214 or visit www.jivamuktiyoga.com.
Jivamukti Yoga School is located at 841 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 13th and 14th Streets) in Union Square, NYC and is easily accessible by subway (N, R, W, Q, L, 4, 5 and 6 to Union Square).
Creative Commons Image: Bonobo II by stole-sawa on Flickr.