Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Peace Jones headlines Traveling Bonfires' “Food Poets Society” poetry, music (and food) show at Vanuatu Kava Bar, Oct 27

LOCAL band Peace Jones is the main act in the Traveling Bonfires' monthly poetry, music (with food) show, “Food Poets Society” at Vanuatu Kava Bar on Oct 27. The event is free to the public.
     Folk-rock-Americana band Peace Jones, a perennial guest in Traveling Bonfires' events, is anchored on Paul “Drum” DeCirce's flamboyant flute and ruminative songwriting.
     Also performing in the event are slam poet Riley Schilling and Pasckie Pascua, and a number of guests. 
     The Traveling Bonfires' centerpiece project is the “Bonfires for Peace,” a movable feast of family fun and community connectedness through music, arts and dancing, held mostly at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. The project just concluded its 3-event 2012 summer program, its 10th year in the mountains, last Sept 15. The organization organized an unprecedented 16 weekend events here in 2004, and more through ensuing years.
     “Food Poets Society,” a dinner and poetry/music gathering, is a brainchild of TBonfires founder Pasckie Pascua. He prepares food, mostly an “interface of Pacific island cuisine and Western food choices,” and serves them on donation basis for the benefit of the organization's community projects.
     Pascua, a veteran journalist and publisher-editor of the Asheville-based The Indie newsmagazine, is also a parttime cook with training at Gascony Cookery School in Gramont, France and at the Los Angeles Culinary Arts & Design School in Santa Monica, California.
     The Traveling Bonfires has also produced similar outdoor and indoor events in New York City, Baltimore, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and in the Philippines where it originated, “instigating arts and music events and bringing people together in celebration of peace and multicultural connectedness."
     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.
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