Greene County News
BEAVERCREEK — Mutual Kumquat, a soul-folk-pop band that blends sacred and secular music, will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Beavercreek Church of the Brethren, 2659 Dayton-Xenia Road.
Proceeds from this family-friendly event will provide medical attention for a family with three hearing-impaired children in Nigeria.
Since 2000, Mutual Kumquat has traveled extensively, performing at numerous churches, colleges, festivals, and clubs. Reviews for this eclectic band include this praise:
A free-will offering will be collected to purchase a hearing aid for one child and cochlear implants for her sisters as well as to provide for additional medical needs. Cecilia, 13, and hard of hearing from birth, has never spoken and communicates only through signs. Omega, 7, has a twin brother with perfect hearing. When she was a baby, Omega contracted measles. After experiencing a high fever, she was unable to hear again. Hanatu, 4, suffered an ear infection resulting in very limited hearing. This family with seven children, facing relocation as a result of the destruction and deadly attacks of insurgents in NE Nigeria, cannot afford the devices that doctors say can help the girls to hear.
For general information about the ongoing crisis in Nigeria, visit www.brethren.org/nigeriacrisis/. To learn more about Mutual Kumquat, visit http://mutualkumquat.com/. For more information about the concert call 937-426-0615 or visit www.facebook.com/Beavercreek-Church-Of-The-Brethren-327575569872/.
Greene County News Report compiled by Merrilee Embs.