Guess what? Some of our staff used to be in a really cool band called Mother Tongue and they’re reuniting to play at the 11th Annual Benefit Bash for WELNepal Friday September 21, 2012 at The Academy of Spherical Arts.
From left to right, the band is represented by Carlo Cesta, Chip Yarwood (Gladstone AV Manager/Music Director), Celina Carroll (Gladstone Human Resources), Yared Tesfaye, Conny Nowe (Gladstone AV Tech), Maryem Hassan and Rachel Melas.
Musical influences from around the globe are fused into the inspired sounds of the band Mother Tongue, The recipients of “Music Africa” awards as “Best Pan African Band” in 1994 and “Best African Band” in 1995, nominated for a Juno Award in 1994 for their album Enat. Get ready to dance to the infectious rhythms of Mother Tongue as this WELNepal reunion performance sees the band ready to “Stir the Pot” once again.
WELNepal’s overreaching goal is to provide women with the best tools for self-improvement, literacy and education. Their literacy training consists of 14 months of classes held two hours a day, six days a week for up to 30 women of all ages. To date, they’ve given literacy training more than 3,500 women.
Having organized the music for the WELNepal fundraiser over the past several years, Celina Caroll even has a women’s literacy class in Nepal named after her!
Check out Mother Tongue at the 11th Annual Benefit Bash for WELNepal Friday September 21, 2012 at The Academy of Spherical Arts in Liberty Village and really see what stuff our staff is up to.