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London Benefit Concert

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SOAS University Brunei Theatre

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WC1H 0XG

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In aid of the Prince's Trust & #iamHUMANMedia, The London Benefit Concert features Grammy nominated musician Aaron White and other artists.

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This Benefit Concert will be a memorable and mesmerising afternoon of Native American Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Accordion, Drum, Percussion, Singing and more.

This very bespoke Benefit Concert will feature for the first time on a London stage, singer/songwriter and musician, Aaron White. Aaron White was born in Oakland, California. Aaron grew up on and off the Ute reservation.  He is of two Nations, the Dine of Northern Arizona (Blacksheep Clan) and The Northern Ute tribe Whiteriver band.  Aaron has been entertaining audiences for over 25 years.  His intersection with Native American Flute, Acoustic Guitar, with World Music overtones awaken the inner soul of those who hear his music.  Two worlds have influenced his music: The traditional sound of Native American Flute with modern music.

Aaron’s music has been used in award winning films and documentaries such as “The Doe Boy” (NHK  Award Sundance Film Festival).  He has performed alongside and with many notable musicians throughout his career, Jackson Browne, John Densmoor of the Doors, Bruce Cockburn, Taj Majal and many others.  With his band Burning Sky, Aaron pioneered a sound that gained them a Grammy Nomination in 2003 for Best Native American Album and won Group of the Year at the Native American Music Awards in 2004.  Aaron White’s Moonlight Love Songs was in consideration for a Grammy Nomination this past year.

Madeleine Than was inspired to organise this event through many visits to the Navajo Nation and Arizona.  Madeleine wanted to support the infirm and young people of this region in some way.  It was here that she picked up the Native American Flute and enjoys playing to audiences around the local areas. Madeleine developed this Benefit Concert, as she feels through music we can involve others, make the young people of the world have a goal and purpose in life, inspiring and innovating programmes to teach and support the youth of today; so they go on in life to inspire other young people.

The prime aim of this Benefit Concert is to support the two chosen charities, which mirror each other, supporting the youth within their communities.  The objective of this concert is to highlight, not only how two worlds can meet, but through music we can try and improve young people’s lives in two different countries and come together as one.

The Prince’s Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track.  It supports 11 – 30 year olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.  Many  of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

The Trust runs a range of training programmes, providing practical and financial support to build young people’s confidence and motivation.

#iamHuman Media was developed by Roman Orona, a Native American (Apache, Pueblo, and Yaqui) whio was raised with a cultural and religious foundation to respect and value all human beings and the environment that surrounds us. #iamHUMAN Media originated as a small personal project. In November 2016, after the release of Roman's album “Circling Spirits,” he felt the need to do more with his life to help change the world in which we live. Armed with this deep obligation and his visionary quote by Abdu'l-Baha which says, “Attach great importance to the Indigenous population of America…there can be no doubt that they will become so illumined as to enlighten the whole world,” Roman knew he had to do more. Roman thought about how he could use his experience in film and music to create a project that helped unite humanity. Then one day in May of 2017 at exactly 3AM, he was suddenly awakened from a deep sleep with a thought of creating a project to have people tell their personal stories. The small personal, #iamHUMAN Video project was born.

As the videos were in development and being released via social media, Roman went back and reread all of the notes taken during those work sessions. After rereading the notes, he understood that there was more to be developed. As Roman sat and created additional artistic programming and ventures from the notes, it became apparent that this type of work would best be suited as a non-profit. Roman is currently the chairman of a non-profit board, having had many years of experience, working in the non-profit world. He began developing the bylaws and articles of incorporation. In May of 2019, #iamHUMAN Media was officially established as a national non-profit 501(c)(3). The #iamHUMAN Video project continues to be one part of the ongoing programming within #iamHUMAN Media.

The original intent of #iamHUMAN Media has been and will continue to be, the creation of artistic programs that challenge current social structures, uniting humanity, while creating sustainable art and artists. At #iamHUMAN Media, their focus and programming services are manifested in this quote by Abdu’l-Baha; “Among the greatest services is the education of children, and promotion of the various sciences, crafts and arts…”

Sonny Brazil is a very talented musician and has written and created many musical programmes.  He is an amazing guitarist, but also plays many other instruments, such as accordion and flute.  

Adam J Marler started at a young age of six playing piano and drums, by the age of 11 he moved onto the guitar.  He writes his own music and has recorded many sound tracks over the years. Adam met Madeleine when one day “he heard the beautiful sound of the Native American Flute playing outside his window, as if it was a bird calling”.  Adam has toured with bands previously in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Johannesburg and Mozambique. Adam says “the Native American spirit is something that has always fascinated me, their deep connection with Mother Earth, the history and have always stood out to me as warriors”

We hope you will join us for an entertainingly musical extravaganza and knowing that you will be supporting two amazing charities that mirror each other in supporting the young people from both sides of the Atlantic.

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