Join the m.a.m.a. earth team at the 12th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival on Saturday, September 28th, 2013. This multicultural event features international cuisine, live entertainment, a kids village with crafts and activities, cultural and religious exhibits and an international marketplace. Festival admission and parking is free. Make plans to travel the world as the festival launches with its registration for the annual Walk for Unity at 8:30am. The Walk for Unity was first founded & established by Ms. Sunny Zia, founder of Humanity Unites and will now be hosted by The Tiyya Foundation, helping displaced and refugee American families.
This year, Walk for Unity will bring Irvine’s community together in support of global harmony and celebrate cultural diversity. Special guests, m.a.m.a. e a r t h, will bring some friends from #NewEarthDrumming to get you ready for the 5K walk which begins at the corner of Harvard and San Juan at 9 a.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
4mamaearth presents ONE PEACE art show
ONE PEACE is a traveling art show presented by 4mamaearth.org. The show features emerging and established artists in addition to an exhibit of original celebrity artwork. Proceeds from the events help to fund continuing m.a.m.a. earth art, music and nature programs as well as those of our non-profit partners.
Featured artists exhibited include: Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, Jiro Schneider, Marley Van Peebles, Ronda Brown, Shah Wonders.
Original celebrity art from Cody Chesnutt, Garth Trinidad, Lalah Hathaway, Mark De-Clive Lowe & Nia Andrews, Melvin Van Peebles and Ziggy Marley.
Contributors included live screen-printing by thehitandrun.com, live performance from The Concentr8s, drinks from Del Monte Speakeasy and food from Calbi Truck.
Visit http://bit.ly/101V5eD for more about the art show.
Visit http://4mamaearth.org to learn more about the organization.
We need support to take our #ONEPEACE art show to Europe! Share this with a friend, make a donation or pass along to a company you know that takes pride in supporting arts and global community. #charitytuesday
The show features beautiful paintings from Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, #MeMe to Bruno Mars, The Lylas and E-Panda (Eric Hernandez).
Learn more here —-> http://bit.ly/16Mxo0Q
m.a.m.a. earth has been making a change for the better with art, music and nature since 2007. It all started when m.a.m.a. earth founder, Jaime Kailani, was working as a booking manager for her little brother, Bruno Mars, who had just moved to Los Angeles to get his music career going. As she begin to form relationships with clubs and bars all over Los Angeles, she felt moved to do something GOOD for others, to make it EASY for people to give to important causes – all while having fun. Of course, Jaime Kailani enlisted her brothers Bruno and drummer, Eric, to perform at the first m.a.m.a. earth fundraising concerts and asked Bruno’s writing partner, Phil, to host once in a while. The rest, as they say, is “her-story.”
Since then, Bruno Mars has become a worldwide success as a producer, songwriter and performer while m.a.m.a. earth has continued to produce fundraising concerts and all-ages enrichment classes about art, music and nature. Once in a while, Bruno has tweeted or shared something on Facebook about m.a.m.a. earth and because of this, the m.a.m.a. earth audience has gone global.
Last year, we began to form ‘chapters’ of m.a.m.a. earth in different countries like the Philippines, Chile, Germany, the UK and Brazil. The Brazil chapter is led by Amanda Oliviera who runs the largest Bruno Mars fansite in Brazil and also created “Project Count on Me”. They have been organizing gatherings in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to encourage fans to embrace the kinds of charitable causes endorsed by m.a.m.a. earth. Amanda writes, ”I have been taught since childhood to be in solidarity with those in my country and community and do my best to lend a hand whenever I can help people!
Recently, Amanda shared her latest project working with Missão Cena, a non-profit organization that helps homeless people and needy families in the old center of São Paulo. Amanda’s team met with volunteers that come from places like Germany and Switzerland. These foreign volunteers come to Brazil to learn more about working with children and people who are addicted to drugs. Amanda’s team raised money to purchase needed items for Missão Cena and also volunteer as they fed 150 people. After the meal, people can use the facility to do the things that many of us take for granted – take a bath, get their haircut, etc. Amanda’s team also donated toys they collected for the children.
Amanda wrote to us, “I was horrified by the situation of addicts on drugs, it’s really unfortunate, it was a difficult experience.” She has pledged to continue bringing people together in Brazil to do more work to make changes for the better for others.
Here is a short video about their experience, some of the English translation is a bit fuzzy but you can get the idea:
hank you, Brazil! We are proud of your initiative and look forward to supporting you more!
Join us at the Del Monte Speakeasy THIS Saturday for a night of soulful, spoken word and live music by
the one and only, Grammy-nominated, Sonja Marie.
Sonja Marie’s numerous poetry readings led her to a performance on the multi-platinum and Grammy nominated soundtrack “Waiting To Exhale”. She was included as one of the three writers featured on the album with her song, “And I Gave My Love To You”. Since then, she has shared her gifts with Whitney Houston, Teena Marie, and Cody Chesnutt, just to name a few. Sonja Marie has released two solo albums, “Black Album Vol. 1” and “Nativity Screams” available on iTunes.
Sonja Marie remains close to the groove with music that spins tasty jazz, hip-hop, funk, melodics and poetry.
We are a grassroots organization promoting art, music and nature-based education as tools to make a change for the better.