CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Feb. 28, 2002
folk duo to perform at Iowa City fundraiser
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Folk duo
Charlie King and Karen Brandow will perform in Iowa City on Saturday, March
2 at 8 p.m. at the Wesley Foundation Auditorium,120 N. Dubuque St. Proceeds
go to the Iraq Water Project <http://www.iraqwaterproject.org/>
, an organization coordinated by Veterans for Peace, which works to rebuild
water treatment plants destroyed in Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.
Charlie King, described by
Pete Seeger as "One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time,"
has been writing, touring and performing for more than 35 years. As a duo,
King and Brandow blend an unwavering sense of both justice and humor in a
repertoire that is rooted in American folk and topical song, and enriched
by Latin American, Irish, and classical traditions. Their newest Appleseed
Recording, I STRUCK GOLD, won rave reviews: "lively and engaging,"
says All Music Guide; "two voices that complement each other beautifully
and instrumentation that is spare, acoustic and just right," in Victory
King has performed throughout
the country, including locally in the Quad Cities, Des Moines, Iowa City,
and on KUNI radio Live from Studio One. Honors include an "Indie"
award for one of the top three folk recordings of 1984 and the 1998 War Resisters
League Peacemaker Award. He has released a dozen solo albums, three with Bright
Morning Star, and numerous compilations with other artists.
Karen Brandow has been performing
with Charlie King since 1998. Prior to that, she was a member of the Amandla
Community Chorus, and studied classical guitar at the National Conservatory
of Music in Guatemala, where she was involved in human rights work from 1986-1994.
Her repertoire draws from Latin American Nueva Cancion or "New Song,"
and she has performed frequently as a soloist and as a founding member of
the a cappella group Non-Traditional Imports.
The fundraiser is organized
by Iowans for Peace with Iraq, a group of students and community members working
to raise public awareness about the ongoing human tragedy unfolding in Iraq
since 1990, to prevent expansion of the current war on terrorism to Iraq and
to lift immediately economic sanctions. According to UN estimates, economic
sanctions are responsible for the death of over a million Iraqis, mostly children.
For more information, email
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.uiowa.edu/~ipiraq.
Additional donations to the
Iraq Water Project can be sent to Iowans for Peace with Iraq, Student Activities
Center, IMU, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.Tickets for the concert
are $8 advance, $10 at door,
student tickets$8, and are available at: Prairie Lights Bookstore, Sal's Music
Emporium or by calling 688-9508. Childcare can be arranged by calling in advance.
Cosponsors include Wesley
Foundation, Lutheran Campus Ministry, American Muslim Association, General
Union of Palestine Students, Iowa Women Initiating Social Change, and other
campus and community organizations.