Feb. 8: 11 artists to perform in Ottawa at Fight Fire with Fire in support of endangered Australian wildlife
According to the New York Times, roughly “16 million acres have burned in New South Wales and Victoria,” where the Australia fires crisis has centered. Millions more acres have burned in other parts of Australia. And while the situation has tragically cost the lives of the 24 people, and destroyed closed to 1,500 homes, the impact on Australian wildlife has been completely devastating. Vox Media recently spoke with University of Sydney biodiversity expert who claimed that over a billion animals have perished since the start of the blaze.
As such, efforts to raise money to support the care for the surviving animals, many injured and/or displaced, are more important than ever.
Ottawa artist Mischa recently organized a hip-hop fundraiser for Australia’s endangered wildlife aptly titled Fight Fire with Fire. The event will feature a lineup of dope local and out of town performers, with additional vibes coming courtesy of MusicbyJayel.
Along with Mischa, the performers include Capé, Chris Keez, Dip Black, Dominique Gorley, Dustin Wareham, Hevve, Marty Party, Queenyy, Timal Garnier, and Vante Poems.
The event, which will be hosted by Dynamic aka Ya Favourite Lightskin, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 inside Overflow Brewery (2477 Kaladar Avenue). Doors open at 8 p.m. and the performances will get started an hour later. This is a 19+ event so bring ID. You can get tickets for $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
All donations at the event will be given to the NSW Wildlife Rescue (WIRES) organization. “This will help the endangered animals get the care and love they need and deserve through these tough times,” wrote Mischa in a recent email.
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. WIRES has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.
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