Buddhist Global Relief’s sixth annual benefit concert is set to take place on Saturday, June 17, at New York City’s Middle Collegiate Church.
The Concert to Feed the Hungry supports the nonprofit organization, which is chaired by Theravada Buddhist monk Bhikkhu Bodhi. Established in 2008, Buddhist Global Relief supports programs that address hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in the U.S. and internationally. Current projects include educating minority Buddhist girls in Bangladesh, promoting rice farming in Haiti, and increasing urban farming in Detroit.
This year’s concert lineup includes Arturo O’Farrill, who won a Grammy in 2016 for his “Afro-Latin Jazz Suite,” jazz artist David Liebman, the Moroccan blues ensemble Innov Gnawa, brass band Slavic Soul Party!, and jazz vocalist Arta Jekabsone.
The 2017 Concert to Feed the Hungry starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Middle Collegiate Church, 112 Second Avenue. Seating is limited. Tickets are priced from $15–$50 and can be purchased at www.concerttofeedthehungry.org. There is also a ticket donation drive to send local students to the concert free of charge.
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