Benefit Concert in NYC for Meeting Point International
Sunday, 20 January 2008 00:00

On the evening of January 19, 2008, over 800 people filled the Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York City for one of the best attended events in recent history at this location, according to the event coordinator. Indeed, the occassion was a remarkable one: original music written by David Horowitz and classics from the gospel, south and R&B traditions performed live by a powerful combination of 15 excellent musicians all for the benefit of a community of women, men and children affected by HIV/AIDS in the slums outside of Kampala, Uganda.

"A Night of Rhythm 'N' Soul: A Journey through American Music" was a benefit concert sponsored by the Human Adventure Corporation in collaboration with AVSI and the performers. The event was made possible by the generous enthusiasm of the performers, including The David Horowitz and Friends Band featuring Vanesse Thomas, who put together a concert in which all the colors and flavors of American music may be rendered. Ms. Thomas brought her powerful and extremely expressive voice to this musical adventure and the result was a flood of rhythm and emotion that brought to life old favorites like: "I Can't Stand the Rain," "Georgia,"and "Lean on Me." Horowitz and Thomas were accompanied by an impressive ensemble of top musicians from around the country.

Proceeds from the event will go to AVSI-USA for Meeting Point International in Kampala, Uganda which serves the needs of 2,000 people directly affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic as well as over 2,000 orphans.

For more information visit the concert's webpage: http://www.rhythmnsoul.org/