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Gaby Moreno holds NYC concert relief for Guatemalan volcano victims.

Updated: Jul 16, 2018



Despite living in the United States for almost two decades, Gaby Moreno remains close to her Guatemalan roots.


A little over a month ago,  Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego violently erupted killing hundreds, destroying the homes of thousands and affecting over 1.7 million people.


A member of the "Topos de Mexico" rescue group searches for missing persons from Volcan de Fuego or "Volcano of Fire" eruption in the San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala, Saturday, June 9, 2018. Guatemala's government suspended the search for the dead Thursday, saying wet weather and still-hot volcanic material were too dangerous for rescuers. Relatives and friends have been left in many cases to continue searching with their hands or the few tools at their disposal. Rodrigo Abd. AP

Guatemalans rallied up, helping those in immediate danger, however, as time moves on, thousands of families who lived in the low-income towns surrounding the base of the volcano remain displaced and in dire need of help.


Staying true and consciousness of people in need is a characteristic that Moreno, and her music, exemplifies. She organized a benefit concert in relief of the victims at the National Sawdust in the heart of Brooklyn, New York.


Moreno assembled a heavyweight, all-star lineup filled with some of the most talented musicians in New York. The lineup included Grammy-winning mandolin virtuoso Chirs Thile, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jesse Harris, Latin Grammy-winning all-female mariachi group Flor de Toloache, Americana folk-rock group,The Grahams, and longtime collaborator and friend, singer-songwriter David Garza.


It was an intimate and magical night at an outstanding venue full of back-to-back, breathtaking performances. Moreno sang in between sets and was joined by her colleagues in several songs. It was a delightful evening attached to a compassionate cause.



Moreno said this is not the only benefit concert she’ll host to aid the victims of the volcano. The next one will be in Guatemala City on September 8th and Moreno hopes to add Los Angeles and London to the bill.




If you would like to donate to this great cause, follow this link:


www.rotaryermita.org/donate


*Proceeds from the concerts and donations will go to Rotary Ermita to help build homes for the displaced victims.

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