Thursday, March 6, 2014

ORDER IN ADVANCE


DUE OUT SOON!
Red is the Color of my Night”
poems, prose
by Pasckie Pascua
Loved by the Buffalo Publications
Book design by Matthew Mulder
Cover art and inside art by Duane Lucas Pascua
Order a copy in advance! Autographed to your name, $12.99 (excluding mailing fee). Email: pasckie@yahoo.com or visit my personal Facebook page (Pasckie Pascua)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Soup, Songs, Solidarity: A Concert for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines, 2

THE Dubber, Jim Lundy, singer-songwriters. John M. Starino, Pasckie Pascua, poets. “Soup, Songs, Solidarity: A Concert for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines, 2.” JANUARY 24, Friday, 8 PM. Fresh Brewed Coffeehouse, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. (843) 251-8282. freshbrewedch.com/


Saturday, November 23, 2013

NOTE: We moved the event to January 24.

THE Myrtle Beach SC version of "Soup, Songs, Solidarity: A Benefit Concert for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines" will be held on Dec 28, Saturday, at Fresh Brewed Coffeehouse's performance stage. The address is 933 A Broadway St., Myrtle Beach SC http://freshbrewedch.com/. Anybody knows of performers based in Myrtle Beach who may be willing to play? I am looking for one more band and a singer-songwriter. Email me via Facebook or pasckie@yahoo.com or call Marta Osborne at 828 280 2309 or call/email the Traveling Bonfires' local organizer, Debra Pendergrass at 843-504-2844, penderwolf@yahoo.com.


Monday, November 18, 2013

SOUP, SONGS, SOLIDARITY: 

A Benefit Concert for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines.
Dec 5 at White Horse Black Mountain. 
Performers: Malcolm Holcombe, Daniel Barber, Aaron LaFalce, Pipapelli, and poets Laura Hope Gill, Pasckie Pascua, 
Caleb Beissert 
Emcees: Jadwiga McKay, Caleb Beissert. 
Thanks to RJ of Pipapelli for the poster.




Friday, November 15, 2013

SOUP, SONGS, SOLIDARITY

A Benefit Concert for Typhoon Victims 
in the Philippines

THE Traveling Bonfires holds a fundraise event on Dec 5, Thursday, for typhoon victims in the Philippines. The organization, which made Asheville its home in the last 12 years, was formed in the Philippines in the 1980s.


     Billed “Soup, Songs, Solidarity: A Benefit Concert for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines,” the event features local performers Malcolm Holcombe, Daniel Barber, Aaron LaFalce, Pipapelli, and poets Laura Hope Gill, Caleb Beissert and Pasckie Pascua. Emcee is Jadwiga McKay and Caleb Beissert.
     Cover is $18 at the door ($15 in advance), $10 for students with ID, $5 for children under 12. There will also be a Silent Auction. Soup and other traditional Filipino food will also be served. (To purchase tickets in advance, go to: http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/)
     Beneficiary of the proceeds is the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (http://www.prrm.org/), a non-governmental organization and institution formed in 1952 in order to assist the poor members of society in the Philippines.
     Typhoon Hiayan, considered the strongest typhoon to land this year, has claimed thousands of lives in the southern provinces of the Philippines. Half a million people are without homes and cold due to continuous rains and flooding. Food, safe water, and medicines are also scarce. Millions more are adversely affected.
     Attendees to the show are enjoined to bring used clothes, blankets, and canned goods to the typhoon victims. The Traveling Bonfires sends boxes of goodies to the Philippines on a monthly basis. Typhoons visit the islands more than a dozen times each—though Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest and most destructive, so far.


     The TBonfires' centerpiece project is the spring to summer Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park” in downtown Asheville, a concert gathering for family and community. The program, which held its 11th year this year, also had parallel events in Baltimore, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Manila and Baguio City in the Philippines through the years.     
     Founded by journalist Pasckie Pascua in Manila in the turbulent 80s, the Traveling Bonfires has made Asheville its home since moving here from New York City in 2002. It had a two-year sojourn in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2009, “but Asheville is our home barrio, this is where we belong,” explains Pascua.
     The Traveling Bonfires' events enjoyed the support of local Asheville businesses, organizations, and individuals. Projects have benefited non-profit organizations that work with at-risk youths, families of the disappeared, orphan and disaster victims. For more info, http://ashevilletravelingbonfires.blogspot.com/ or call Marta Osborne at 828 280 2309 or email pasckie@yahoo.com

[Photos by Reuter]

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Traveling Bonfires Make Peace with Asheville Aliens


The Traveling Bonfires (Re)Launches The Indie with an Alien Costume / Goa Trance DJ Show at Emerald Lounge on June 8
THE Traveling Bonfires (re)launches its partner project, The Indie newsmagazine, with a trance Goa DJ show with aliens costume motif, billed “The Traveling Bonfires Make Peace with Asheville Aliens,” at Emerald Lounge on June 8, Saturday. Show starts at 9:30 PM with a $5 cover charge.
     Proceeds go to the Traveling Bonfires' community program, including the ongoing annual “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park” concert series in downtown Asheville. The American Cancer Society is also a beneficiary of the event.

     Featured in the event are DJs Kri and Sensoma of the local Goa trance music community, Touch Samadhi. DJ Michael Heinerth opens the show.
     Goa trance is a form of electronic music that originated during the late 1980s in Goa, India, which was regarded as a hippie capital in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The sound which commands a huge following in Asheville, incorporates elements of industrial music and EBM (electronic body music) with spirituality. Touch Samadhi DJs are perennial performers in Traveling Bonfires' centerpiece program, “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park,” since its birth in the mountains in 2004.
     The Indie is a monthly independent and alternative publication. The tabloid-style newsmagazine is circulated mainly in downtown Asheville—and in neighboring Western NC towns of Weaverville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Candler and Waynesville.
     The show also serves as after-party of a “Bonfires for Peace” event that happens that same day at the park, which features local acts The Ones, Lyric, Roberto Hess, and visiting rap artist SheemOne TheMc from Columbia SC.
     Attendees to the Emerald Lounge show are enjoined to come on alien/extra terrestrial outfits; prizes are given out to patrons courtesy of local businesses that support the Traveling Bonfires.
     “Asheville loves this kind of fun,” says Marta Osborne, TBonfires supervising producer. “And when this city's beautiful people are costumed colorfully, dancing and having fun—we forget arguments and bickerings. We just become one.”
     Founded by journalist-editor Pasckie Pascua in Manila during the Philippines' turbulent 80s, the Traveling Bonfires has made Asheville its home since moving here from New York City in 2002. It had a two-year sojourn in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2009, “but Asheville is our home barrio, this is where we belong,” explains Pascua.


     Local businesses that donated gift certificates, among other generous gifts, are: Bruisin' Ales, Fired Up! Loved by the Buffalo/The Indie, Malaprop's, MariJo Moore, Moe's, Mellow Mushroom, Neo Cantina, Old Europe, ScreenDoor, SOLA (Asheville's Therapeutic Salt Cave), Westville Pub, and The Blotter, a publication based in Durham NC.
     The Traveling Bonfires' events enjoyed the support of a number of local Asheville businesses, organizations, and individuals. Projects have benefited non-profit organizations that work with at-risk youths, families of the disappeared, orphans, and disaster victims. For more info, http://ashevilletravelingbonfires.blogspot.com/ or call Marta Osborne at 828 280 1555 or email pasckie@yahoo.com


MAY 18, 2013. DJ LADY LAINE plays 70s music at "Peace Groovin': Saturday Night Fever" dance/retro-costume/disco fundraiser at Westville Pub. Proceeds go to “Bonfires for Peace” community events and the American Cancer Society.  https://www.facebook.com/events/103749946495239/?fref=ts




JUNE 8, 2013. BONFIRES for PEACE at PRITCHARD PARK, Event 3 (Sat, 5 to 9 PM): The Ones, Lyric, SheemOne TheMc, Roberto Hess. https://www.facebook.com/events/190976427722539/