Hello worldwide team Outernational! We appreciate all your notes, letters, posts and concerns about us here in NYC after Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully, we are all ok and without any real damage. But many people close to us have been affected in very serious ways by the hurricane and flooding, especially on Staten Island, the LES, and the edges of Brooklyn. This is a very heavy time.
The storm laid bare many truths - the deadly reality of global warming and of the dehumanizing inequality of this system. People in poor areas (housing projects and outer boroughs of NYC) were hit hardest by the storm and are still dealing with tremendous suffering. Outernational singer Miles Solay spent the last two weeks visiting some of the hardest hit areas, reporting on people’s stories, helping with basic necessities, and of course bringing the idea that humanity doesn’t have to be this way and that we, as people, could handle problems like this much differently if we had a revolutionary society. Recommended:You can read these reports and more here.
This Friday Outernational will be performing at a benefit concert in NYC, all proceeds go to the Waves For Water charity, which has a special program to respond to NYC’s beach communities after the hurricane.
Fri Nov 16: “Rock-N-Rebuild” Hurricane Fundraiser
Outernational + many more artists // NYC @ Webster Hall,
$20, all proceeds to Waves For Water
And on Thursday Nov 29 we are headlining the Knitting Factory Brooklyn, alongside a very unique bill of way-out-there hiphop artists.
Thurs Nov 29: OUTERNATIONAL
all ages headline concert
+ Mike Ladd, Beans (anticon), Prop Anon, more…
Knitting Factory Brooklyn, 8pm doors