1. Demarre McGill – Need I say more? World-renowned classical Flutist who is so kind and giving that he is flying himself to NY just for our Gala concert?!?! Come meet him and hear him play mind-blowing music!
2. Kahindo Mateene – Former Project Runway contestant and Congolese fashion designer, who is not only our guest speaker but has also generously donated an item from her own brand Modahnik!! Check out her styles HERE
3. Awesome Silent Auction Merch – We have some amazing items available for purchase at the event, many of which are VERY reasonably priced! They include:
- Fluter Scooter Flute Bag
- IPad case from MamAfrica
- Gift Card from Wholefoods
- Set of 3 Japanese Whiskey
- Trench coat by Modahnik (to be personally fitted by Kahindo at the Gala)
- And many more!
4. Mystery Raffle – We will also be distributing raffle prizes, which will include chocolates, wines, and MORE!
5. Alcohol. Unlimited. Enough said. ;) We will be serving an assortment of wine, plus personally imported top-of-the-line sake from Japan!
6. It’s for a good cause! 100% of the proceeds raised by this event will benefit Music Beyond’s on-going efforts in DR Congo.
7. We will love you. Forever. We know how busy everyone is, and charities are everywhere. We appreciate every dollar of generosity and heart that people have shown us throughout this process. We really do.
8. The awesome company you will meet there. There’s a very fun mix of people that have purchased tickets and we’re really excited! You may even see your middle school band teacher there. ;) (Especially if you went to middle school with Nana)
9. It’ll be a classy night. Bring a date! Haven’t you always wanted to say, “I have 2 tickets to this benefit gala event… it supports the education of classical musicians in DR Congo.. Wanna go to the national opera center with me?” It’s a great pick up line. We promise. ;)
10. You’re building a community of hope. We’re investing in a whole generation of hardworking Congolese musicians, which gives them hope for a better tomorrow. And you can help us get the work done, TODAY!
Purchase tickets HERE :)