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December 8, 2011

Good Folk for a Great Cause: The Horde and the Harem + Friends @ Chop Suey

As we’re always up for “music for a cause” type situations, tonight’s event at Chop Suey has been on our radar for a while now. “Rock the Village: A Benefit for Education and Development in Ghana” brings together some of the best folk-loving, harmony-heavy groups playing Seattle today for a great cause.

The night will kick off with roots folk from The Washover Fans before last year’s EMP Sound Off Runners-Up Northern Departure light up the dragon-filled venue with their fast-picking take on NW bluegrass. Lastly, The Horde and the Harem will kick things up a notch or two with their impassioned, rustic-leaning folk with modern rock flourishes and subtle appreciation of The Arcade Fire.

The event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

From the event release: Proceeds from this event will benefit local non-profit Lumana Microfinance. This organization
provides small, low interest loans to emerging entrepreneurs in three small villages in Ghana.
These entrepreneurs often have no other access to loans with which they can start a business.
In addition they also provide entrepreneurial training and cultural exchanges with their

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