For Immediate Release
May 1, 2007 Toronto

Hosted by Jane Bunnett and The Spirits of Havana

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, May 1, 2007) TORONTO, ON St. Stephen's Community House is proud to announce the line-up for their 5th Annual Global Divas benefit concert, taking place on TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007 at Toronto's historic Palais Royale Ballroom. This year's gala and concert will once again be hosted by international acclaimed jazz virtuoso JANE BUNNETT and her band THE SPIRITS OF HAVANA, and will feature the following four 'Global Divas': Cuban rapera/jazz poet TELMARY, the reigning Queen of Haitian Song EMELINE MICHEL, South Asian musical master SUBA SANKARAN of autorickshaw and RITA CHIARELLI, who will perform her passionate Italian folk songs. All proceeds from the 5th Annual Global Divas gala and concert will benefit Toronto's St. Stephen's Community House Youth Arcade.

"We are thrilled to welcome our returning key sponsors the Scotiabank Group and CBC Radio One 99.1. The annual Global Divas event features some of the world music scene's preeminent talent; this year's line-up truly reflects Toronto's diversity, and the many cultural backgrounds that we see daily at St. Stephen's Community House. Global Divas is a magical event," says Liane Regendanz, Executive Director, St. Stephen's Community House.

St. Stephen's Community House is a vital, multi-service social service agency that has been responding to the needs of Kensington and surrounding neighbourhoods in downtown West Toronto since 1962. The house addresses the most pressing social issues in our community - poverty, hunger, and homelessness, childcare for low-income families, unemployment, conflict and violence, AIDS, racism, youth alienation and the integration of refugees and immigrants.

This year's concert will be hosted by CBC Radio's Garvia Bailey, host of Big City, Small World, and will be recorded by CBC Radio for future broadcast on Saturday, June 30 th from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET on Canada Live, heard on CBC Radio Two 94.1.

About St. Stephen's Community House:
St. Stephen's Community House is a multi-service social agency serving the needs of individuals and communities in downtown west Toronto. Our mission is to identify, prevent and alleviate social and economic problems by creating and providing a range of effective and innovative programs. Each year more than 32,000 people are assisted with overcoming barriers to their full and equitable participation in society.

The 5th Annual Global Divas Benefit for St. Stephen's Community House

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007
Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Boulevard W., Toronto
Benefactor tickets (includes pre-show cocktail reception): $125 each
Concert-only tickets: $30
To purchase tickets please call x 238 

Media Contact/To Arrange Interviews:
Christine Liber, Liberty Ink
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