SWEET CRUDE benefit tonight

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Here’s a fine last minute suggestion for your evening plans:

RAISE IT! SWEET CRUDE FREEDOM MIX BENEFIT CONCERT
CELEBRATING ONE YEAR FREE

In April 2008, Seattle-based filmmaker Sandy Cioffi and crew members Sean Porter, Tammi Sims and Cliff Worsham returned to the Niger Delta to finish the documentary Sweet Crude. While on their way to a shoot, they and their Nigerian guide Joel Bisina were picked up on the waterways by the Nigerian military. They were held in military prison and interrogated for a week. Thanks to a huge effort by many friends, family, organizations and elected officials who brought pressure on the Nigerian government, they were released. But their footage was confiscated for good.

On their way to prison, during a terrifying truck ride under armed guard, music helped the crew make it through the night. They created a spontaneous iPod playlist and the powerful songs gave them comfort and hope.

Come hear the songs that made the difference that night – the Sweet Crude Freedom Mix performed by a fabulous group of singer/songwriters. And help raise finishing funds for Sweet Crude.

RAISE IT.
Your glass. Your voice. Your spirits. Your awareness. Cold hard cash.

JUST ADDED TO THE BILL: Catie Curtis!

LOCAL FAVES! OUT-OF-TOWN FRIENDS! SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS!
The Playlist Singers: Karen Pernick, Jen Todd, Mel Watson, Erin McKeown, Karyn Schwartz, Zoë Lewis, Jennifer Sutherland
The Playlist Band: Jen Todd, Mel Watson, Erin McKeown, Pam Barger, Barbara Marino, Kate Wolf

Date: April 15, 2009
Location: The Triple Door
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA
Show Times: Two shows: 6:00pm and 9:00pm
Ticket Information: Suggested donation: $30 – $1,000
Purchase online at http://www.thetripledoor.net or by phone at 206.838.4333
For more information about Sweet Crude, visit http://www.sweetcrudemovie.com

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