LEFT ON RED & the Chocolate Revolution Tour
February 10, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Chocolate Revolution Tour 2011 will be an interactively sweet experience focused around fair-trade chocolate, music and education. Headlined by Left On Red with additional performances by Grace Lynn Stumberg, the two week tour consists of evening performances at venues as well as educational initiatives in high schools and radio and press interviews throughout each day.
Left on Red’s story began when Liah and Kelly decided to make their living exclusively through busking in the New York Subways. Now after 3 years, they have written and recorded 2 EPs, been played on over 150 non-commercial and college radio stations, and wowed audiences of all ages and musical tastes with their unique brand of original songs with catchy melodic hooks and intelligent, often humorous yet socially relevant lyrics and passionate improvisational instrumentation.
Left On Red believes by making the simple informed decision to purchase Fair Trade Chocolate this Valentine’s day consumers are taking a step toward eradicating child slavery in the cocoa fields of Africa and showing powerful corporations that it is unacceptable to profit from child trafficked labor in any industry.
The Chocolate Revolution Tour ends on Valentine’s Day, a time when everyone is buying and receiving chocolate. “It is important to know that not all chocolates are created equal. Unfortunately, unless the chocolate we buy is fair-trade certified, it is most likely sourced from slave labor, primarily forced child labor on the West Coast of Africa,” state Left On Red’s, Liah Alonso and Kelly Halloran.
Suggested donation is $10 at the door and children 12 and under, seniors, and unemployed get in free.
Last year the Chocolate Revolution played to a packed house at Ani DiFranco’s Babeville in Buffalo. DON”T MISS IT!