September 15, 2018
Isabel’s birthday fundraiser (Washington, DC)
My twenty second birthday is September 18th, and I am celebrating by bringing my favorite things- Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Bluegrass Music, Loved Ones, and Snacks together in a fundraiser concert at my home on Saturday, September, 15.
The Western Ave String Band will be performing their legendary bluegrass blend, and delicious food, music, sing-alongs, and general good energy will pervade.
One hundred percent of the money raised will go directly to non-profit projects around Lake Atitlan, the place that has gifted me my deepest comprehensions of my truest self and the power of love, wildness, and applied curiosity.
Our main beneficiary will be the Atitlan Music School, a 501(c)(3) organization that has provided over 7000 private individual music lessons to local Guatemalans in the lakeside village of Panajachel. Their goal is to increase to giving 2000 classes a year, and it only takes $420 to give a local student one full year of lessons! I know this school and truly believe in it. Other beneficiaries include The Castle, an eco-community, a burgeoning conscious living community that has gifted me so much, and Amigos de Santa Cruz, an established non-profit that works for social empowerment in the tiny village of Santa Cruz.
The lake has given me its heart and pointed me the way to my own, and I want to bring some of the material wealth we are so privileged to enjoy here in DC down to folks with big ideas and inspired action who can do a lot with it.
Saturday, September 15, 7:00 pm
816 Colby Avenue
Food provided, bring your own drinks.
Donation bowl at the door (suggested: $20 per person, but whatever you feel to contribute is so welcome!)
Let's redistribute some wealth and sing and dance and love each other!! Woo! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! All are welcome!
MARCH 17, 2018 - Festival Santiago Atitlan
Students from the music school performed at the Santiago Festival Atitlan in Santiago. Our two ensemble groups opened the festival before an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. Our kids and their families enjoyed the boat ride from Panajachel to Santiago and the traditional dance and music that followed their performances.