I was going to tell you about my exciting (not!) day working on our budget proposals...
But instead I will invite you again to what will be the most moving event you could go to this month at St Georges West Church, Shandwick Place on January 31st at 7.30pm. Its an evening of Music and comment about life in Nicaragua from activist, musician and author Paul Baker Hernandez.
I posted about this last month but just to remind you in Nicaragua Zero Hunger is the flagship programme of the new Sandinista government, dedicated to the vision that, 'For the first time ever, every child in Nicaragua will have food to eat, every day',
Scots born activist, author and musician Paul Baker Hernández works closely with Zero Hunger, promoting it both within and outwith Nicaragua. He specializes in the beautifully passionate songs of Chile's murdered singer/songwriter Víctor Jara.
Paul has worked in Chile with Inti Illimani and Joan Jara, Víctor's widow and lived with Salvadorans under death squad attack in Los Angeles, where he joined Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen and countless 'ordinary' people in protesting unjust US wars.
He lives now in Nicaragua where he often sings with Carlos Mejia Godoy, Salvador Cardenal and others who carry on the passionate tradition of Joan, Victor and their friends.
Paul is International Coordinator for Echoes of Silence, a network of 'artists with dirt under their fingernails'. Based in Managua, with his ex-guerrilla wife, Fátima Hernández, and their family, he is also co-founder of the fair trade cooperative Café Sandino and the Victor Jara Workers' Movement.
Paul will be performing at St Georges West Church, Shandwick Place on January 31st at 7.30pm as part of a national tour. Entry by Donation. Paul works gratis full-time in Nicaragua, relying on tours to stay alive.
I will be introducing the event and will be honoured to do so. If you can come, please do, if you can't please tell others about it. It will save and change lives
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