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    Mighty Kindness is a grassroots non-profit organization that strives to put the "unity in community". They hold bi-annual community festivals called hootenannies that bring together local musicians, farmers, activists, spiritual groups, artists, and crafters. One of the key marks of the hootenannies is the free tables for local businesses and people with handmade items. This year they are holding a fundraiser at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 28(the night before their harvest Hootenanny). The event will be at the Monkey Wrench on the corner of Barret and Winter.

    Local promomter Terrabeat (who also writes for Louisville Music News) is organizing the event and has put together a masquerade ball. The entertainment includes music by live bands and DJ's.

    Outside of the Monkey Wrench, there is supposed to be a haunted house, but that is not part of the hootenanny fundraiser. 

    The line up for the night is:


    Penelope Quesada's Peruvian Flute Quartet & Dancers 

    DJs Jason Shelton & Tyler "Sleepy T" Evans.

    Terrabeat has also organized events at the Rudyard Kipling such as the Terrabeat Cultural Showcase in August and the Mountain Groove World Party in July. He has also done some booking for local performers like Paul Carney, Patience Chaitezvi, and Appalatin. 

    Appalatin is an indie band made up of members Yani Vozos, Marlon Obando, Steve Sizemore, Luis de Leon, Fernando Moya, and Mason Roberts.

    According to their web site: "Appalatin’s original music is a fusion of Latin and Appalachian folk music from the band member’s homelands in Central America, the Andes and Appalachia. Instrumentation features the guitar, charango, mandolin, Andean flutes, bongos, congas, and cajón. Their songs reflect messages of freedom, community, empowerment, human rights, spirituality, and environmental stewardship."

    Penelope Quesada is a flutist that is originally from Peru. She has been a part of orchestras such as  Lima Philharmonic Orchestra, National Conservatory Orchestra, Wind Symphony , New Music Ensemble and Symphonic Orchestra at University of Louisville in addition to studying under renowned flutists. 

    Terrabeat really has a knack for bringing sounds from all over the world together. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes for the masquerade. The $10 cover will benefit A Mighty Kindness in their community outreach.

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    About Jessica Lynn

    Jessica Lynn has been writing for since fall of 2010 and has also been published in LEO, Velocity, Voice-Tribune and others after serving as Editor in Chief of The JCC student newspaper, The Quadrangle. She has also served as columnist or contributing writer to an array of online publications.

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