Kawthoolei:: A Free Burma Event
Music and Art Show Whidbey Island
Sundee Productions organized Kawthoolei, which is a celebration of music, art, and delicious food. The event was held on August 2, 2008 at Gordon's on Blueberry Hill. The main focus of the event was to raise funding and support for Burmese refugees, and victims of the Military Junta. All proceeds from the festival were donated to World Aid, a local non-profit organization working to bring relief to members of the Karen tribe located in Myanmar. Admission to Kawthoolei was free, and donations were gratefully accepted. The Jack’d Crew had a great location very close to the stage. We enjoyed traditional Karen dancers, diverse musical performances, great art, and the best pork wraps known to man, thanks to Chef Gordon. Everyone had the opportunity to contribute to a written message that was sent to the refugee camp on the Thai border. We got to enjoy blue skies and sunshine all afternoon while relaxing near the scenic beach front of Freeland. When the sun started going down we chilled out with a wide variety of music including acoustic, alternative, marimba, bluegrass, funk, and reggae. The music lasted late into the night as the crowd progressively grew larger. Shout out to Sundree Productions for hosting this awesome event.