MoLOve MardiGras - Oakland’s First Fat Friday !!! October 5, 2012
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MoLOve MardiGras - Oakland’s First Fat Friday:
A Celebration of Art, Music & Culture. We’re bringing pieces of the world all rolled into one in a dynamic fusion of culture and innovation and dropping in right into the very heart of Oakland.
A wirelessly connected Carnival Caravan of 7 Floats / Art Cars and our very own Live Steelband Music Float smack in the middle. We’re sending out groovy Caribbean vibes and spreading that positive energy all around.
We’ll move throughout Oakland’s October 1st Friday / 'Art Murmur' celebrations. A Lively scene of Art Openings, Busking Musicians, Vendors selling their own art pieces, etc.
Oakland’s Uptown & Downtown Streets are filled with happy mellow people, smiling faces,
- Groovin to great music
….feelin the love.
There lots of smiling faces. There's live music. There's huge floats...And then there's.....
MoLOve Mardi Gras!
If bringing joy to the hearts of hundreds of people all moving as one....You got MoLOve
If bulding the spirits of others with the music you enjoy...You got MoLOve
If touching the hearts of others happens with your song of life....You got MoLOve
We do and we are.
MoLOve was started by LaMantia & Kenneth Charles, Hugh Humphrey,Wilfred Mark, Anthony 'Cannon' Hernandez, Desmond 'Finey' Bedlow of Trinidad & Tobago, Michelle Gregor, Kitty Rivera, Regina Calloway & others. We are a group of Artists, Musicians & Community who have worked together since ‘94 using Carnival Arts as an agent of Social Change & Community Building.
And we've got more love.....and we have also got this unyielding passion to share this with the world...and it starts off in Oakland.
MoLOve Mardi Gras!!
Share the experience of our small Carnival Caravan...a dynamic fusion of cultures - Trinidad, New Orleans, Cali, Burning Man, Brazil etc. all channeled in to one.
See the awesome Art Cars / Floats of the Burning Man showcase as they move through the streets of Oakland with our MoLOve Angels aloft throwing MardiGras Beads to onlookers Oakland's 1st Friday Scene / Art Murmur.
Feel the rhythms of the great sounds of Caribbean Steel drums as we alight the streets with music.
Costumed people of merry Sailors of Peace and Pirates of LOve - our MoLOve Angels*
Fact is, what we are trying to accomplish is to use the happiness of Carnival as a vehicle for social change. This is what it truly is...a Wisp of Carnival Breezing through the streets of Oakland. And it's all yours!
We've got this great blend of art, creativity, musical rhythms, joy and cheer and we want to share it with everyone. This is our gift to Oakland and you.
The Cost: $7000
We've asked a lot of Volunteers to lend a hand in the planning stages. The concept has been made and now it's time for delivery. It's a lot but we can make it happen...Together with YOU and all our MoLOve Family!
Every dollar that comes in goes directly towards making MoLOve Mardi Gras happen. The safety and professionalism of this project cannot be sacrificed for as the Trinidad lingo says “trying a thing”. We are putting every effort into this. We are acquiring the necessary Permits and Insurance. We've put a lot into this and we look to you now to help us get to across the extra mile.
So what else do we have to pay for?
We'll have to pay for something to the musicians....After all what is a caravan / Parade without music and what are we, if we exploit our fellow artists?
We have to pay for Security personnel & in Oakland it has to be a security company (though we will treat them like family & select the coolest heads for our Peace Ambassadors)
...It's got to be a safe affair, we don't want to be sorry.
There's the cost of transportation, sound equipment and lighting, electronic wireless equipment, batteries & generators.
Fact is - this is a lot! to pay for. Without all the production members agreeing to work for sliding scale & our MoLOve Angels* - who also will be helping with fundraising - well we'd be SOL
and so you see ---- it takes a village to raise a Mardi Gras too.
and WE NEED YOUR HELP as well!!
But that’s not just it. We live up to our name...after all LOve is what we do.
MoLOve is giving back to you, all our angels, friends and supporters a whole bunch of our best gifts.
so Thank you!!!
MoLOve thanks you for taking time to spend with us as you paid particular attention to our request.
yes Thanks to all the Volunteers, Angels, Production team, Musicians, etc and again, Most of All - YOU!
- Cheers! + as is our wont ..... MoLOve, Babeeeeeee
ps. here's a link to listen to some of my tunes on their way to mastering www.SoundCloud.com/LaMantia
- (17 days)