We are delighted to invite you to our fundraising event which will take place on Friday 14th September in Jigsaw. There will be live music, a DJ and dancing, some refreshments, an exhibition on women human rights and environmental defenders, and a stall with information about LASC.

Who are we? The Latin America Solidarity Centre is a membership-based social justice organisation with a focus on development and human rights issues in Latin America and Ireland. We run educational and cultural events, development education courses, and some campaigns. Our current work has a focus on women defenders against extractive industries, and we’re gearing up to launch a campaign against Ireland’s importation of coal from Colombia’s Cerrejón open-cast coal mine, notorious for human rights abuses.

We believe music is a multicultural tool that can bring people together and help to create a shared experience. Many voices, one symphony!

More about the musicians who will be playing on the night:

Clare fiddle player Tola Custy is no stranger to the music scene in Ireland and further-away places. Whilst collaborating and working with other musicians are his normal fields of exploration he is really happy with this chance to play some solo melodies and compositions.

The night will continue with the music of Carlinhos Cruz. Carlinhos is a singer and song-writer, who started playing music aged 10 taking up the sounds and rhythms of the bustling city of São Paulo in Brazil where he comes from. Influenced by the diversity and textures of contemporary Brazilian music his music is a fusion of traditional Brazilian folk and haunting melodies that speak of the vivacity and complexity of contemporary living. Since moving to Ireland he has enjoyed exploring contemporary Irish music as well as folk and sean-nós.

Finally, last but not least Different Rhythms will be DJing some Latin American dance tunes!!

Entry: 10 euro – concession 7 euro

¡ANIMATE! LASC can’t wait to dance with you!