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Project Okurase will host the United Artists for Hope Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, May 2, at The Navy Yard at Noisette to raise money to provide, sustainable, safe water to the village of Okurase in Ghana.
The eco-friendly event has music by The Afromotive, Charleston's own Dub Island Soundsystem, and The Secrets, as well as Dirty Birds drumming troupe and a master drummer from Ghana. Highlights will include dance and drumming lessons, a kid's area, an African Bazaar, crafts from local artisans and a variety of food and beverage vendors.
The main purpose of Project Okurase is to build a multi-purpose, arts-based
center that will provide sustainable development tools for the village as well as a loving environment for orphaned children. Official ground breaking began earlier this year and village residents are currently making bricks for the eco-friendly building being designed by Clemson University Architecture students. The building will include a water treatment system vital for the health and growth of the community.
The green focused event will encourage people to carpool to the event, tickets will be printed on recycled paper, there will be monitored recycling stations, recycled trash bags and water stations to discourage the use of water bottles.
The event will be presented by Z93 and Magic 107.3. Tickets can be purchased at etix.com.
The organization is partnered with Water Missions International.