Our commitment is not only related to music. The Gumbo Square Band is also involved in social and sociological topics such as autism, bullying, homeless people and sex trafficking. We have now added global water shortages to our focused list of concerns. Going against all kind of discrimination is definitely more than a task. Few songs have been dedicated to those who need a helping hand.
Gumbo Square Band has been part of the charity: water community since 2022.
The Story of The Gumbo Square Band
It wasn’t until Serge Grad stumbled through the dense fog on Hastings Street in Vancouver….
That he saw the fragile side of humanity, in the hundreds of a faces in front of him, the voiceless that could be found in every country in the world. What he encountered weighed heavily on his mind. This brought the birth of the song, Lonely Hearts, co-written with long-time friend and lyrical songstress, Amy Zahedi.
It was soon after that he contacted musicians that he had known for a long time, to form The Gumbo Square Band. Together, they all shared the same desire: to make other people’s lives better. Removing the borders by incorporating talent from all over the world, this created a dynamic that erased discrimination within the band.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Watch our film, The Spring, to learn more about our story.
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