(Los Angeles, California) Oasis House Show curator Hannah Rooth and team invite the public to join two-part series: “Grief Songs,” a showcase of local artists and meditative grief experience raising funds for Healthcare NOW, an organization working to expand healthcare to everyone nationally.
Grief Songs: Part One will take place on December 2nd from 7-10pm in Downtown Los Angeles. Entry by pre-sale only. Tickets here.
Grief Songs: Part Two is set for January 2023 with details to be announced at a later time.
Inspired by the isolation and grief caused by the COVID pandemic and the cultural overemphasis on individualism, Grief Songs is an experimental fusion of artistic expression and community healing practice. The primary purpose of the event is to bring members of the community together to open their hearts to the grief we so often feel compelled to bury or keep to ourselves. The Oasis House Show team hopes to stimulate emotional vulnerability and healing in the community by curating events that welcome people to come as they are. Oasis House Show aims to not exclude based on class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, or other factors that are commonly used to oppress groups of people.
Grief Songs: Part One will last three hours and include songs from over a dozen local musicians. It will take place in an indoor, residential location with masks required. There will be a guided grief meditation and a message from local activists working to expand healthcare to all. Featured artists include Charlie Moon, Hannah Rooth, Tori Leppert, OAKS, Marisa Reyes, Aries Kae, Don, Hailey Fishberger, Lauren Hulbert, Spring Owls, Olivia Rose Lopez, Sierra Drummond, and Manoela Wunder.
Profits generated by the event will go 50% to Healthcare NOW and 50% to the participating artists (though most artists have chosen to contribute their portions to Healthcare NOW). For tickets, the organizers are asking for donations based on attendees’ means of $0-500.
Entry to Grief Songs: Part One is by presale only through the ticket page on Eventbrite. Seating is limited and expected to sell out.
Grief Songs: Part Two will feature artists Greg in Good Company, Asia Chow, Annie Jay, Marisa Reyes, Justin Dyer, Susan Darvishi, Rocky Kuner, and more special guests to be announced. It will take place in an outdoor location with masks required and special precautions for the sake of immuno-compromised and disabled community members. Spanish and ASL translation will be provided.
Potential sponsors, volunteers, or contributors can email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.