Iyeoka Okoawo with Jayson Fann
International Museum of Women
IMOW’s 2011 Annual Benefit
Thursday, March 10,
Terra Gallery, San Francisco
Join us as we celebrate the Centennial of International Women’s Day and honor the Museum’s founding President and Board Chair Elizabeth Colton. All proceeds benefit IMOW’s work advancing women’s global creativity, self expression and human rights. Purchase tickets today.
We are proud to welcome Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom as our Honorary Co-chairs and Patricia and Paige Sprincin as Event Co-Chairs.
Join us at Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison St., San Francisco. The Patron’s Reception (Tickets $2,500, $1,000, $500) begins at 5:30 p.m. The program and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. All who attend the program and dinner are also invited to join the Celebrating Change Art Live Lounge after the event, which begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.
The dinner proceedings will feature wine, fine cuisine, art installations, and a special performance by Nigerian American Award-Winning Poet and Recording Artist Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo and Jayson Fann. Iyeoka is a Poet and Recording Artist, a 2010 TED Global Fellow, and the 2nd place 2009 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion . Jayson Fann is a musician, visual artist, director, producer and multi-cultural arts consultant. He performs, designs and produces hundreds of concerts and educational programs annually celebrating cultural diversity worldwide.
Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo
“She’s an amazing artist, a powerful performer and wordsmith. Currently manifesting everything she believes in, she radiates positive energy, delivering her silky smooth voice and soulful rhythm. An award-winning singer and poet, Okoawo’s words and melodies will lift you body, heart and soul.”
A first-generation Nigerian-American, Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo is the founder and lead singer of the music group Rock by Funk Tribe. Iyeoka is at the forefront of creating a new artistic genre that gracefully interweaves spoken word poetry with jazz, blues, gospel and electronic soul. Iyeoka & the Rock by Funk Tribe are a much sought after supporting act for touring artists showcasing worldwide. Iyeoka and the Rock by Funk Tribe have been chosen as the supporting act of choice for touring artists including son of Afrobeat Femi Kuti, and popular world music group Zap Mama.
Jayson Fann is a musician, visual artist, director, producer and multi-cultural arts consultant. Jayson performs, designs and produces hundreds of concerts and educational programs annually celebrating cultural diversity . His work has taken him around the world many times to direct a diverse range of artistic projects in Europe, African, Haiti, Cuba and Brazil. Jayson has taught and served as a special consultant for California State University Monterey Bay, San Francisco State University, The Esalen Institute, Centro d’Ompio International Center for Holistic Studies as well as many other schools and centers internationally. His work has been featured in many prestigious publications such as the London Guardian, BBC, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Conde Naste European Travel Magazine, Sunset Magazine and many others world wide.