River of Goods is hosting an exciting evening for World Aids Day with Camp Heartland to benefit youth and children impacted by HIV/AIDS. It will be on Saturday, December 1st, 2007 from 7-10PM and features live music and dance with Rai Action Collective. There will be wine and appetizers and a silent as well as live auction. Admission is open to all and is by donation.

River of Goods is located at 2475 Doswell Ave in St Paul, MN. Doswell is the frontage road at Como Avenue and Hwy 280. Call 651-917-3838 or visit www.river of

Rai is a synthesis of traditional North African rhythms and modalities with Spanish flamenco, hip hop and rhythm and blues. The Collective was formed in 2001 by flamenco guitarist Scott Mateo Davies who sought to more closely examine the roots and influences of flamenco. Through performance of classic works and originals: of Rai, Flamenco, and Middle Eastern music and dance, the Collective seeks to expose the similarities while celebrating the differences between these important cultural traditions. (I found this last paragraph on google. The group has been inactive for 2 years and is reforming for this very special event.)

This will be a very special evening and I strongly encourage everyone to come out and catch this reunion of talented musicians from all over the world.  The performance space is lovely and the acoustics should be great!