Support the Milwaukee Film Festival community by attending a relaxing, entertaining event courtesy of one of their partners! Here is a letter from their director David Ravel, check it out and consider it as your personal invitation!
Global Union 2012 comes to Humboldt Park, Saturday, September 15, noon to 6:00 p.m. This year we are ONE DAY ONLY, still FREE, and still Milwaukee’s BEST END OF SUMMER DANCE/PICNIC/HANG WITH YOUR FRIENDS PARTY . For the next four weeks, we’ll be introducing each of the bands performing at this year’s festival. First up, PANORAMA JAZZ BAND.
The Panorama Jazz Band (click the photo to see a cool video) has been working steadily in New Orleans since 1995. As well as jazz (in the tradition of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Sidney Bechet), this group has brought a New Orleans approach to various genres of music from around the world – especially Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. Their love of their home town inspires every note they play, and their fascination with music from other cultures has given them a vast and varied repertoire and made them a favorite of music fans all over (as evidenced in the above video of their crowd-pleasing show at the Istanbul Jazz Festival.)
Global Union happens because enough folks think it’s a great idea that Milwaukee has a first-class FREE world music festival. Our beautiful venue at Humboldt Park comes courtesy of our friends at the Gold Medal Winning Milwaukee County Parks. Major support for this year’s festival comes from BMO Harris M&I. Additional support from Pepsi, The Helen Bader Foundation, Transfer Pizzeria Café and Via on Downer, Bob and Pam Klein, Wisconsin Arts Board, 800ceoread, Direct Supply, Rishi Tea, Beer Capital, Alterra Coffee, Hotel Metro. Our wonderful Media Sponsors — : 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, WMSE 91.7, WUWM 89.7, Lightburn Designs WHAD 90.7, The Onion/A.V. Club – help us spread the word. Each band has a community sponsor who acts as their ambassador to the community. We are honored that Milwaukee Film takes on these ambassadorial services for Panorama Jazz Band.
We also want to thank YOU! Global Union philanthropists have made donations ranging from $5 – $500 this week to support Global Union and every dollar keeps Global Union FREE and accessible to everyone in our community. There’s still time to join them. We’ll make sure everyone knows that the festival is possible because of you, by providing you a sharp “Global Union Philanthropist” button to wear on September 15. Listening to world music at an outdoor festival feels good. Knowing you helped make it happen feels even better. Donate to Global Union online — Click on this link, and please be sure to mark “Global Union” in the “Please designate my gift” part of the form.
Or, mail a check payable to Alverno Presents, at 3400 S. 43rd St./PO Box 343922/Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53234-3922.
Thank you for considering a gift!
And in 30 days, we’ll know where to find each other.