UBC faculty and students are invited to join us for a night of great beats for a safer Africa
CNIS student volunteers from the University of British Columbia are getting together to help African medical students learn Essential Surgical Skills with a fundraiser on campus.
The event will take place at the Abdul Ladha Centre on March 11 from 8 pm – 1 am.
For information or tickets, please call / text 778-899-2348
Dr. Robert Taylor, Director for UBC Branch for International Surgery, will make a short speech on CNIS work in Africa.
Ubiquitous Rhythm will perform live and DJ Plaise will keep up the beat.
Students from all faculties and years are helping organize this event. This fundraiser is hosted by the UBC Pre-Medical Society and the UBC Global Outreach Students’ Association.
MC – Lisa Christiansen, CBC Radio 3 Music host.
UBIQUITOUS RHYTHM – Ubiquitous Rhythm was born on the west coast sands of English Bay in Vancouver, however their musical roots and influences transcend all cultures including, African, Latin, and Caribbean.
At the group’s core is Rick Garcia (Djembe, Krin, Talking Drum, bells, and vocals), Ian Gatrell (Djembe, Bongo, Tongue Drum, and vocals), Dave Wylie (Djembe and vocals) and Marrett Green (Djembe and vocals). Ubiquitous Rhythm has jammed as a group since 2008, always “Feeling Damn Good” with their African, Reggae and Soca sounds.”
DJ PLAISE – Originally from Uganda, DJ Plaise has played the latest and greatest international hits to the best beats from East Africa. Praise (DJ Plaise) is genuinely honoured to play for us at this fundraising event. Thanks Praise for supporting our efforts to educate health personnel in Africa!
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