By Matthew Murphy
Compassion is something that, in this day and age, as a community we may feel less and less. With social media and news feeds broadening what you consider community, it is quite easy to skip over something that may be happening right in your backyard. Fortunately there are still gems of hope shining in the approaching cold night of winter. One of which is Niagara’s Project Share (projectshare.ca). Luckily for the community Project Share and
Livestock Niagara have found each other and are poised to bring a great night of music and charity to the downtown Falls on November 11.
Founder of Livestock, Rafik Guirguis wants to give back the place that has supported him over the years.
“So, with this partnership and to give back, we are holding an all evening event at Taps on Queen on November 11, starting at 6pm and running until 12am.”
What makes this event personally special for Rafik and the other six artists who will take part, is that it will be a reunion with a long time mentor.
All acts involved are graduates of St. Paul’s and studied music under John Navarroli; who will be doing a special performance. “He introduced us to the idea that you can go to, say a church and perform The Beatles or The Who; music belongs everywhere,” Guirguis fondly remembers.
Other artists for the event include: Bryce Moore, Zach Teissen, Giancarlo Feltrin, Carley Manley, as well as, Rafik Guirguis and special guests from Montreal, Pin Up (facebook.com/pinupbandmtl).
For patrons looking to attend, do not fret if money is an issue. This event is free for the public and all that is asked is if you can find it in your heart to bring a canned good for donation to Project Share.