OXALA Livestream Events Raise $2,000 for Abrigo

16 December 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

Rising Star Makes an Impact

Singer, songwriter OXALA recently held three benefit livestream events through the fall of 2020 for the Abrigo Centre and because of her efforts, and the generosity of her viewers and fans, just over $2,000 was raised for the west-end Toronto social service agency.

The talented local performer reached out to Abrigo in August with the idea of connecting her three planned livestream shows to a good cause. “It’s been a true pleasure to work with OXALA over the last few months,” says Ed Graça, Executive Director for the Abrigo Centre. “It was clear from our first meeting that she was motivated to make a difference to the women and clients we serve. She was well aware of all our services, in particular, our Violence Against Women (VAW) program.”

OXALA’s first show in September was an Amy Winehouse tribute concert. With a full band at her side, OXALA knocked out some of Winehouse’s biggest hits and a few of her own personal favourites. Backed by talented guitarist Alan Kulka, the second event was a bilingual concert featuring a variety of music including some of OXALA’s most beloved Portuguese Fado and Brazilian Bossa Nova songs. Videos from this show can be found on her website http://www.oxala.ca or below.

The final livestream event was the premier watch party for OXALA’s new short documentary “30/TRINTA – Live at The Burdock” a behind the scenes look at her preparations for the recording of her live EP of the same name.

During each event, the singer encouraged viewers to donate online to Abrigo, an agency that helps over 7,000 individuals each year and some 800 annually in its VAW program.

“I’ve become passionate about the amazing work Abrigo does every day to help women facing abuse and other vulnerable populations in Toronto,” says OXALA. “It was a wonderful partnership and I was happy to generate some funds and raise awareness for the agency.”

OXALA will be prominently featured on an episode of Nos Portugueses on OMNI TV coming soon. Please visit her website http://www.oxala.ca for more information on the artist and her music.

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