The evening's goal was to expand House of Rastafari's reach of engaging in youth and community development initiatives in Africa
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2012
San Francisco’s Madrone Studios recently teamed up with legendary reggae band, Midnite, for a July 21 fundraising event at the San Francisco production studio. The fundraiser benefited House of Rastafari, a non-profit organization that is opening a school in Senegal, Africa.
"The evening's goal was to expand House of Rastafari's reach of engaging in youth and community development initiatives in Africa," Jon Rowe, founder and CEO of Madrone Studios, said. "All funds raised through attendance will be immediately used to build a school in the Bignona Casamance Village in Kafountine, Senegal, a region where youth have a deep desire and crucial need to access educational opportunities that will exercise their minds, increase their potential, and eventually help them improve the entire community. House of Rastafari is hopeful that more people will join them on this journey to make the world a better place, one youth at a time."
Midnite has been a long-time supporter of peace, universal brotherhood and activism. Together with Madrone Studios, a company that strives to be a creative outlet for world consciousness, the event was an evening of enjoyment and purpose. The event featured a documentary produced by House of Rastafari, a cultural dinner and a live performance by Midnite--a presentation that was both energetic and contemplative, while blending old school roots music with modern day experiences.
Madrone Studios dedicated the use of its 8,000-square-foot facility to produce the interactive experience, with live audio support and post-production mixing provided by San Francisco-based recording company, Studio SQ. Madrone's in-house video production and immersive projection teams filmed Midnite's performance--the proceeds of which will likewise be donated to the event's cause.
About Madrone Studios
Madrone Studios is an experienced design company in the SOMA district of San Francisco that focuses on special events production and interactive media development, spreading the message of eco-economic sustainability. It provides a complete line-up of media services, such as motion graphics, event production, video production, event planning and creative services, as well as serves as a production studio. The company provides an extensive list of amenities, including and 8,000-square-foot photo and film studio that boasts a double CYC, drive-in access, a one-ton motorized crane, a partial grid, a catwalk, a full sound system, an 18-foot cove and 20-foot ceilings, plus film loading and viewing areas, a deluxe client area, a fully equipped kitchen, a huge dressing room, laundry and shower facilities, and a fantastic green room.