The self-described, “unsigned Seattle indie-jazz band” Jubilee is taking a unique approach to fighting the global slave and forced-child-prostitution industries: playing music and giving away money.
“The reason we've had time to enjoy music is that we've been blessed. We think there's enough to go around — so we're enjoying and extending the blessing,” says Curtis Romjue, Jubilee's guitar and word-slinger. "When I learned there are more slaves now than the 400 years of the African slave trade combined, a light-switch went on in my head." An estimate from Understanding Global Slavery puts the worldwide figure at 27 million slaves, with 100,000-150,000 in the USA.
Jubilee sends 10% of their booking fees and 50% of all merchandise sales to the International Justice Mission — a nonprofit providing lawyers to fight for justice around the world.
"We love what we do! Music makes our lives better, and we hope it can improve the lives of others."
Jubilee is available for private parties and performs 6-8 p.m. on Fridays at the Triple Door Musiquarium, www.livejubilee.org
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