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Brazilian Music for Haiyan Relief


On Thursday, December 12, world-class Brazilian music players and fans of Brazilian music will be gathering for a concert at Mt. Tabor Church to benefit the relief work in the areas of the Philippines most affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Joining a local task force, PDX Relief, this group of excellent musicians are lending their talents to a worthy cause.

The concert will feature: Bloco Alegria, Portland’s newest Rio style samba band, playing the heart-pumping rhythms of Rio’s carnaval parades is what gives this band its unique sound and vibrancy. Also featured are The Brazillionaires, this Portland trio plays the sultry, pyrotechnic early jazz of Brazil called ‘choro’. Noted artists Buzz Holland, POPgoji and Joe Fortunato will also perform.

$10-$20 sliding scale admissions. All proceeds go toward PDX Relief for NAFCON Bayanihan Relief and Rehabilitation in the Philippines http://www.nafconusa.org



Portland 4 the Philippines, NW Quadrant on Dec. 15


Our second event! The first one was a great success, and we truly hope to continue the trend, and get as many people out as possible. Please share with your friends and family and your community. The more people we bring, the more money we can raise to send and feed families who have lost ALL resources on their islands.

Here are the organizations we are donating to, as well as the main Facebook page for our fundraiser!




Take a look through their pages to see what amazing work they are doing in the islands.

There will be a raffle with many great gift certificates and items which were donated by local businesses, an art auction with several pieces from local talented artists, and great entertainment.

All proceeds will be going directly into the hands of 2 organizations on the ground in the Philippines who need it.

Door is $5-$20 sliding scale

Come, share, laugh, and love. We will send that love to those in need.

Musical acts!

Wil Kinky, Scott Deans, and Krista Herring will do a singers exchange

Acoustic Minds

Martin Zar Zar (of Pink Martini)


Dance for Relief, Part 2, a huge SUCCESS!

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Over 80 people packed the gym at Portland Community College Cascades on December 7, 2013 to participate in a 90-minute Zumba and U-Jam Fitness class to raise money to provide relief to the victims of this devastating storm.

Dance for Relief, Part 2, a huge SUCCESS!

Zumba instructors from all over Portland volunteered their time and talent for a great cause!