Loredana will perform a charity concert in New York on May 13, organizer MARA Society announced in a press release. All funds will be redirected towards projects fighting illiteracy among children in Romanian villages who don’t have access to a proper education.
The event is organized by MARA Society with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and will be held at Webster Hall – The Marlin Room, one of the most exclusive live music venues in New York.
The Romanian artist’s repertoire for the evening will include reinterpretations of some of Maria Tanase’s most loved songs and many other tracks, both in Romanian and English.
All the funds raised during this event will be directed to The Curtea Veche Association for the development of the “Classics Retold” national reading program which includes, together with book donations and interactive reading clubs in disadvantaged areas, visits in schools, trainings with parents or teachers, and reading workshops in libraries. Tickets can be bought online following the link: http://bit.ly/LoredanaNYC
“My mother was a teacher and, in our house, books and school have always been cherished. My father is a prolific children’s books author and we always had volumes close at hand. When my daughter, Elena, was born, we continued to instill a love of reading by reading to her bedtime stories. I believe in the power of books and if, through my work, I can help bring as many volumes as possible to children whose lives may be radically changed after having access to a proper education then I will do the best I can and I’m asking you to also join this cause!,” Loredana said, explaining what determined her to join the fight against illiteracy.
Loredana is a trendsetter in the Romanian entertainment industry – from the most spectacular shows to TV series, feature films or books. She is one of the juries from the most successful talent show in Romania “The Voice of Romania” and the founder of an alternative music school – “Atelierul de voce si muzica” – that follows the development and encouragement of children’s talents both vocal abilities or instrumental interpretation.