4:00 pm

Synergy = Music + Sustainability

@ RSVP for address, Los Angeles

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In a spirit of collaboration, AEP and NextAid are coming together for first time to raise funds for their vital work while creating a ripe atmosphere to celebrating community, purpose, humanity and synergy.

Featuring Live Performances and DJ’s:


GlobeSonic Sound System

djs Fabian Alsultany & Derek Beres

String Theory Productions

DJ Nnamdi (Radio Afrodicia – KPFK)

Marissa Guzman (Live) (Juicy Lucy Records)

DJ Jose Marquez (Tumbé/Tribe Records)

DJ Bendewish (PushGallery / Heartbeat Collective)

Amadou Fall on the African Kora

MC’d by Joe Hernandez-Kolski

Produced by Jonathan Rudnick (theLIFT / Giant Step co-founder)



Silent Auction* & Fund-a-need

Kids activities & swimming

Donation bar sponsored by Square One Vodka, O.N.E. Coconut Water, Steaz organic/fair traded teaz

Delicious African Cuisine and Desserts by Chef Kache Mwaro / Jikoni Catering



Live face-painting and ceramic art by Wawi Amasha / Mami Afrika

Authentic hand-carved African artifacts imported by “Africa by Design.”

Live Painting with Ngene Mwaura

Atmosphere and visual installations by Rocio Mariposa, VJ Vhilm and VJ Theory. 


At Synergy House, a beautiful Mediterranean/Spanish historical eco-home with detached studio space and a lagoon pool in Los Feliz


Presale tickets $20 (early bird price – purchase by July 16)

After July 16 – $25 presale

$35 at the door

$50 “Big spender” ticket comes with gift basket of goodies

Kids under 16 are free!


* We are accepting silent auction items – participation has various benefits, please contact [email protected]


About AEP

Arts:Earth Partnership (AEP) has been in existence since 2008 and has created a user-friendly green certification program specifically for the arts sector and cultural institutions. Endorsed by the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica, both have adopted AEP’s standards into their “official” Green Business Certification Process. Funds raised at the event will help AEP certify more facilitates in the greater Los Angeles area and lower the negative environmental impact of the cultural sector. The money will also be used to implement the Los Angles Arts Environmental Impact Report (LAAEIR), a project that gathers data about the environmental impacts of arts organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.


About NextAid

NextAid is an 8 year old Los Angeles based nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of music, specifically electronic dance music, to support sustainable development projects that serve children, youth and women in Kenya and Sierra Leone. Currently, funds raised are going toward the completion of the Kawangware Vision Centre (KVC) in Nairobi, Kenya. KVC is a youth-driven, locally created and managed organization that runs an ecological business making silkscreened gift bags out of recycled paper for the tourism industry.


Thanks to our Partners & Supporters:

Green Festival Los Angeles, USGBC, LA Green Drinks, fusicology, Universal Rhythm, Nu-Soul Magazine, Sound by Motion Audio, Artwork by Serendipity Art


Thanks to our Host Committee:

Bonnie Powers, Brooke Bendewish, Carl Welty, Danna Sigel, Dominique Smith- USGBC, Gabriel Avenna, Heather Lounsbury, Janine Jordan, Jeffrey Levin, Joe Hernandez-Kolsk, Joel Shapiro, Jonathan Rudnick, Lindsay Hawes, Lisa Lee, Lynn Tejada, Mia Mayweather, Mimi Campbell, Naomi Okuyama, Stuart Cooley, Susan Von Seggern, Wamuhu Waweru, Shelly O’Neill.


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Saturday August 04, 2012

4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: $20.00

Cover Notes: $20 (early bird ends July 16th, $25 presale, $50 VIP, $35 at the door



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