MCB Gala Press Release

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Contact Information:
Rachel Slotnick
Executive Director
Music Crossing Borders
P: 917.514.3979

    ?uestlove of The Roots helps bring music back to NYC public schools

Grammy Award winning artist to DJ at the Music Crossing Borders’ 2nd Annual Take
                   a TourTM Gala on Thursday, May 10th

New York, NY – ?uestlove of the Grammy Award winning hip hop collective The
Roots will guest DJ the Music Crossing Borders 2nd Annual Take A TourTM Gala, a
benefit to engage guests in MCB’s inspiring mission of providing music education to
children in urban and underserved communities, on May 10th, 7pm at Studio 450.

The RSVP-only event is sponsored by Guitar Center and O.N.E. Coconut Water,
and will also feature performances by the MCB band showcasing excerpts of their
dynamic world music program for public school children.

Since 2010, Music Crossing Borders has been passionately cross-pollinating a diverse
selection of world music for students in New York City public schools. With the goal of
inspiring children to expand their horizons and achieve their academic potential, the
Take A TourTM program brings the MCB band directly to local schools in economically
disadvantaged communities. In a high energy, interactive experience that introduces a
variety of new musical styles from Afro-Cuban and jazz to blues, Dixieland, and klezmer,
the Music Crossing Borders band creates a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere, which cuts
across both cultural and economic divides and makes MCB’s slogan “One Language,
One World,” ring true.

Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the organization’s Take A TourTM program. Music
Crossing Borders is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Tickets are $150 through April 15th and $200 from April 16th through May 8th.
To RSVP and purchase your ticket, please visit or
email or more information.


About Music Crossing Borders
Founded in 2010, the mission of Music Crossing Borders is to teach and inspire children
in underprivileged circumstances to achieve their social and academic potential through
music education. By cultivating an understanding of the unique cultures, rich histories
and inspiring theories underpinning music from around the globe, children are taught
how music is the “Universal Language” and a tool for creating a more peaceful world
and a better humanity across all cultures. For more information, visit

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