The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
hosts a concert
by Zambian-born musician Mathew Tembo and the Afro Routes Band
to benefit Surgicorps
, which provides free medical care in developing countries.
Saturday’s benefit is specifically to support Surgicorps’ annual trip to Zambia.
Zambians who have benefited from Surgicorp’s five previous trips include Ruth, a 5-year-old girl whose scalp and one hand were disfigured in a fire when she was an infant. According to a press release, Surgicorps continues to help Ruth and others who otherwise would be “forced to live with painful injuries and deformities for the rest of their lives, with little access to medical care and little means to afford any care that is available in these impoverished countries.”
Tembo, a former Pittsburgher
, is an award-winning, world-touring musician.
The benefit concert takes place at 8 p.m. Sat. June 18. Admission, per the Kelly-Strayhorn’s policy, is pay-what-makes-you-happy. VIP tickets are $100, and a VIP reception with wine, beer and hors d-oeuvres, begins at 6 p.m.
Both general-admission and VIP tickets are available here
The Kelly-Strayhorn is located at 5941 Penn Ave., in East Liberty.