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New Orleans-based Saaraba plays benefit concert

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Special to the Daily/Tom MaddreyHailing from New Orleans, Saaraba will play a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims at the Sandbar Friday in West Vail.

WEST VAIL – Completely unaware that they would never see their homes the same again, New Orleans world-rock band Saaraba left town for a weekend of shows in Pencsacola, Fla., just before the hurricane hit.

Now, Saaraba has joined the millions of others in the New Orleans area and along the Gulf Coast whose lives have been turned upside down by Hurricane Katrina. Saaraba is going to be taking donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and in turn making a donation to the American Red Cross at the end of the tour. The band plays Sandbar in West Vail Friday at 10 p.m.”This recovery effort could take years and you can help the millions of people whose lives were destroyed,” stated the band in a press release. “So come on down and do a devastated New Orleans proud by partying your butts off Mardi Gas style. With everyone’s help we can save New Orleans and the lives of its residents.”

Saaraba is known to pack dance floors with their unique blend of reggae, ska and New Orleans-funk influenced music. The band was recently nominated for both a “Best of the Beat Award” a “Big Easy Award” for best reggae/world group in New Orleans.For more information about the Saaraba, log on to http://www.saaraba.com, or call the Sandbar at 476-4314.

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