Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One Common Unity Call for Artwork in Response to BP Oil Spill - June 25 deadline

Passing this along. Kudos to One Common Unity for calling us together in response to this disaster that has outraged and saddened all of us.

One Common Unity to Host Evening of Art, Music & Performance, “The Disaster of Oil”

(Washington, DC) – The continuing devastation from Oil in the Gulf of Mexico has moved all of us in profound ways. We are living in times of great environmental challenges, and our voices are needed to promote more sustainable and ecologically friendly means of living. With this in mind, One Common Unity has an open call for visual artists, song writers, poets, artists, and musicians to compose new and original pieces that deal specifically with the Disaster of Oil in the Gulf.

Tell us how it makes you feel, express to us what you want to do about it, and/or show us how it has changed your thinking. Through this 2nd concert in the 2010 “Common Folk: The Voices of A Movement” series, we want to help stimulate a new body of art specifically dealing with this man-made disaster.

Submission for "The Disaster of Oil," opens on June 14th and closes on June 25th. That means you have 11 days to write or create your piece to directly address this international crisis. On June 27th, eight people will be selected, notified, and asked to share their piece at the main event. If selected, you will be given the opportunity to perform/ present on Wednesday, June 30th between 8:00-10:30pm in the Langston Room of Busboys and Poets (2021 14th street NW).

Send your submission to Acceptable file types are Microsoft Word, PDF, MP3, and JPEG. Please write "Submission: The Disaster of Oil" in the subject line and include your full name and telephone number in the body of the email.

“The Disaster of Oil” is hosted by HawaH and features performances by Omekongo Dibinga, Anu Yadav, and 2010 Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon. For 10 years, One Common Unity has been supporting a movement for peace education and the building of a non-violent culture through music and art. For more information please visit:

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