Cayneval is a celebration of the life of Cayne Miceli who was tragically killed on Epiphany / Twelfth Night / January 6, 2009. For more information on the details of her senseless death, visit NOLAamotion.com. For more information on event planning, visit the Cayne Miceli Yahoo Group. For more information on the life, spirit, light and love of Cayne, come join us at any of the following events being held in her honor.
Saturday, January 24, 10am: Catholic Mass hosted by the Miceli Family
Our Lady of the Gulf Church
308 E 22nd Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Sunday, February 8, 3pm: Rite of Restoration hosted by the Fellowship of Isis
Sunday, February 8, 4pm: Pagan Memorial / Drum Circle / Medicine Wheel hosted by Kee o Kee
Intererity Point, AL
Wednesday, February 11, 10pm: Caynebration Allstar Jam Benefit Concert feat. George Porter Jr., Joe Krown, Juice, Billy Iuso, Elliott Cohn's Cosmic Sweat Society, Margie Perez, Jeff Dupuis, Andrew Block, Buddah, Dr. Bone, Ready Teddy Allstars w/ Dr. Guitar & Eloise Davis, & more special guests tba!
(To raise funds for a vigil)
Le Bon Temps Roule
4801 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Thursday, February 19, 10:00: Tribute to Cayne via Papa Mali's 2nd Annual Supernatural Ball with special guests Hot 8 Brass Band, George Porter Jr., Glen David Andrews, John Mooney, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble & more!
501 Napolean Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Friday, February 20, 8:30: Krewe of Cayne Second-line led by the Krewe of Oak
The Maple Leaf
8316 Oak St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Fat Tuesday, February 24, 12 Noon (Sharp!): Krewe of Cayne Second-line & Jazz Funeral led by Cosmic Debris
The Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Peace & Love, more later...
A Conscious Tune is making preparations for our first benefit concert series. Watch for updates.
* VISION *
ACT benefit concerts are designed to bring the New Orleans spirit to any location. ACT will target key U.S. cities to emphasize to their music communities that New Orleans is still in need of attention and aid if we want to rebuild one of the greatest cultural and musical icons of our country. These concerts will feature New Orleans musicians and other nationally renowned bands as well as a second-line brass band to provide the interactive musical experience that is usually found only in New Orleans. On top of all that, an inspiring and vivacious New Orleans cultural icon will preside as Master of Ceremonies. ACT will also exhibit local photography and art to illustrate the multifaceted nature of New Orleans and the Louisiana Wetlands.
One of the main objectives of these benefit concerts is to spread education about New Orleans to a national audience and to motivate people to volunteer and play their own role in the vigor that is rebuilding our city. To enhance the New Orleans experience, locally designed Mardi Gras floats that serve as outreach booths will distribute Mardi Gras throws along with information highlighting some of the organizations that are actively repairing the city. Information will be presented on specific nonprofits and ways in which people can volunteer and donate directly to rebuilding efforts.
Though ACT does not currently have 501(c)(3) status, all business is conducted on a not-for-profit basis. ACT is not trying to create a huge volunteer base or develop a large staff; rather, A Conscious Tune is concerned with helping existing programs that display positive results within their organizations, thus allowing ACT to concentrate on successful fundraising in order to contribute to the groups that are already doing the best work in our city. Profits generated through these programs will be allocated to community-based initiatives, groups dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of New Orleans, those working to improve education and groups providing music education programs. ACT thoroughly researches the organizations to which proceeds will be allocated by carefully choosing groups that are dedicated and working hands-on to provide positive improvement to the infrastructure of New Orleans and the Louisiana Wetlands. ACT promises to monitor the on-going efforts of these groups in order to make sure that the money raised is continuously spent effectively and having a measurable impact on rebuilding New Orleans.
ACT hopes that the spread of New Orleans music, the speakers at these concerts, the outreach booths and this website will teach the music community and the public at large more about our unique city and inspire people to contribute. Through this method of outreach, ACT is striving to play its own role in reviving, preserving and nourishing the culture of New Orleans... Yea you right.