World Music Night
May 11th 2007
German Club, Woollongabba
After what felt like years of intensive preparation, our World Music Night came together beautifully. The evening took fair trade coffee as its theme, and featured a moving and thought-provoking presentation by Costa Rican coffee grower Guillermo Vargas.
Guillermo spoke candidly about the progress of the coffee-growing co-operative St Elena in improving the lives and sustaining the environment of his local area, supported by the fair trade system.
152 guests were served a two-course meal while enjoying world music grooves from Peace N Choir and BEMAC band Contimba. Many guests decided to get a little ethical shopping in before dessert at the Oxfam Shop and Dharma Door stalls. Not a few diners were delighted by winning sumptuous lucky-door prizes during the evening, while local Trash Video proprietor Andrew compered the procedings. Fair trade coffee brewer Mama Java had as much business as she could handle supplying complimentary coffee while impromptu dancing finished the evening.
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