Jazz fundraiser Friday to help DSB Ata tribe 

The fundraiser is being held for the Ata indigenous people of Don  Salvador Benedicto town.* Nic Ledesma photo

Jazz in Paradise, a fundraiser for the medical assistance fund of the Ata indigenous people, will be held at Vista Villa in Don Salvador Benedicto, 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26. 

The fundraiser will feature Charito, Japan’s top female jazz vocalist who is a Filipina, and the Elhmir Siason Trio, Gerry Grey, Rotary GSE  (Group Study Exchange) Alumni Association vice president, said. 

Other guest performers  will be   Paul Chatman – a saxophonist, composer-arranger and  producer, Kristina Madrigal  – a World Championships of Performing Arts champion in Los Angeles, and balikbayan bluesman architect Luis Jurilla  who has been jamming with jazzers in Indonesia for over a decade. 

“Our beneficiary is the Ata tribe in DSB, and we are raising funds for their livelihood projects and especially for medical assistance,” Grey  said. 

“The Ata are the guardians against illegal loggers, report forest fires, and  protect our last remaining rainforests,” he said. 

The Rotary GSE Alumni Association is one of the sponsors of the fundraiser. 

Those who wish to avail of donor passes may call  0918 923 7554 or send a message through the Kusinata Facebook page, Grey said.* 

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