Female Bands from 9 Countries Play for Peace in the Midst of Global Rioting and COVID-19

June 11 13:28 2020
THE FIRE HOSTS International Stay At Home Rock Goddess Festival: 6th WORLD UNITY EVENT.

Free YouTube concert raises donations to support female musicians from 9 countries and 9 musical genres during COVID-19 and Global Unrest.

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PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia’s oldest original music venue, and only female-owned venue in Philly, The Fire, will bring together female musicians from 9 countries when it hosts its 6th World Unity Event. This Play for Peace Concert will be streamed for free on YouTube on Saturday, June 13 from 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (EST) (with Zoom meeting for audience and musicians immediately following). Audience members may make donations to support these participating artists, all of whose work has been eliminated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This unique event will begin with a pre-recorded concert, made possible by syncing together performances from the individual quarantined band and solo musicians, as well as sharing some video, not previously seen from past performances. Throughout the show, viewers will be able to make donations through PayPal and also purchase musicians’ merchandise. 100% of the proceeds from the event will directly support the performers.

Speaking about the many months of shows which had to be dropped, which ultimately inspired these virtual concerts, owner of The Fire, Karen Saillant, shares: “When so many shows were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, we were heartbroken. We knew we needed to find a new way to support these amazing artists. The idea just grew and grew from there to even put together an entire event with all-female bands. I especially wanted to share this event for my 76th birthday, which was May 2, when no one could come. It took so long to find the bands, however, that the presentation had to be put into June, but no matter. Every day of the week is a day to celebrate The Divine Feminine, a quality we so desperately need in our world in these turbulent times. Being the only female venue owner among all the venues in Philadelphia makes me especially desirous to support female talent, but, as everyone probably knows, females are not so encouraged, especially in the rock world. This concert is a way for me to give back to my fellow sisters by sharing with the world their fantastic talents,” she said. “These weekly World Unity Fests are also special because they bring people together to enjoy musicians of other cultures while offering the special opportunity to actually meet some of these musicians in our Zoom Room after the concert. Their audiences develop friendships with those who love music from all over the world. It is part of what we always did in Philadelphia, through our rich and nurturing live music scene, and now we are taking it virtually.”

The full Rock Goddess International Stay at Home lineup includes: • Britt Thomas, singer-songwriter – USA • People of Maha – Bulgaria – Alternative Rock • AREA 7 Oficial – Peru – Metal Grunge, Alternative Rock • Brains All Gone – Poland – Rock • Ode To LaLuna – The Philippines – Dark Symphonic Rock • DIVES IndiePop / Garage Punk / Surf Rock Austria • Indiscipline – Brazil – Metal • Killin’ Baudelaire – Italy – Alternative Metal • Frank’s White Canvas – Chile Rock – Pop

The International Rock Goddess Fest will premiere on June 13 at 2 p.m. at https://www.firephilly.com/rock-goddess/

Following the concert, at 4:15 PM, viewers will be able to speak and interact with musicians and each other through live conversation on Zoom at this link: https://bit.ly/2XTIN0B

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2372037872899426/

Visit: www.firephilly.com

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