Sep 2011 08

The Global Citizen Jam is to be a fundraising event seeking to raise money for Cais Maloka (a sustainable community project in Colombia) and the Aspecks Global Citizens Campaign (as Aspecks seeks to expand its operations to Accra, Ghana). The Global Citizen Jam will be held in Club Surya (156 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JL by King’s Cross Station), which is an eco club completely furnished with recycled materials. The dancefloor lights are powered by kinetic energy and the whole club is powered from renewable sources!

Plans for the Event

The event will run from 9pm – 4am and entry will be £8 before 11pm and £10 after. The first 50 people will receive a FREE Aspecks t-shirt!!

There will be some live performances during the evening and a host of DJs spinning a wide variety of music genres from around the world. There will also be separate Merchandise Room where you will be able to find out more information about the Cais Maloka project and Aspecks t-shirts will be available to purchase along with merchandise and promotional material from featured DJs, artists, performers and promoters. A professional photographer and camera crew will film the event.

The Cais Maloka Sustainable Community Project

Cais Maloka is a social action and research centre that as established a farm collective in the mountains of Dagua, through which local people work together to produce food and produce that makes their lives and the community more sustainable. Cais Maloka provide space and facilitation on the farm for individuals and groups to gather, to deepen their relationships and strengthen their communities, and to work together to research their own issues and plan actions and activities to generate change. They also reach out into local communities to support, facilitate and instigate collective activities and actions on issues that local people identify as important.

Cais Maloka aim to combat poverty in Colombia to prevent the negative experiences of migration, to cities, and to other countries, by inspiring and supporting people to work together to understand the causes of poverty in their lives, to believe that change can happen, and to take actions to bring about changes, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our relationship with Cais Maloka stems from our interaction with last year with Columbian rapper and Cais Maloka ambassador – Jota Ramos who came to the UK on the European leg of the Cais Maloka awareness campaign.

Why a Global Citizen Jam?

As you may know, Aspecks Ltd is a web-based multi-media and merchandising social enterprise. We have run an awareness campaign designed to highlight the many aspects of our identities that bind us together as human beings and constitute our distinct cultures and sub-cultures via our t-shirt line; website and even a music video under the Global Citizen moniker.

We believe that music is the perfect medium for many different people to come together to celebrate their respective cultures and perhaps learn a little something new. Consequently, the Global Citizen jam has been designed to celebrate global music bringing together different groups of people and sub-cultures.

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