MUAR-paper2 - Mike Roskies (260193197) MUAR 393: Paper #2...

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Mike Roskies (260193197) MUAR 393: Paper #2 Dave Laing April 2 nd , 2008 On March 20 th , 2008 I attended | O N E |, an event that I had actually organized to benefit an organization that performs open-heart surgeries for children in the developing world. It took place at Club 1234 in Montreal and drew in 1,100 people overall. We flew in a Grammy award winning “hip hop violinist” from New York named Miri Ben Ari among other acts that performed that night. Club 1234 located on de la Montagne is a former funeral home and its current décor is reminiscent of that time. While it has a large capacity, it is divided up into six different rooms to provide more intimacy for guests. This enabled more call and response and crowd interaction in between Miri Ben Ari and those in attendance. Unlike traditional jazz however, she “called and responded” to a disc jockey playing live. The acoustics of the main hall that served the religious proceedings were even admired by Miri within minutes of her soundcheck earlier on in the day. While the goal of ONE was to raise money for “one” child, the ultimate message
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUAR 392 taught by Professor Lang during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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MUAR-paper2 - Mike Roskies (260193197) MUAR 393: Paper #2...

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