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Los Angeles to host “Peace, Love & Funk” Benefit Concert at The Mint on January 24


“Peace, Love & Funk” is a unique concert taking place on Friday, January 24, at The Mint, that will bring out famed, all-star musicians to jam together for an unforgettable evening of funk. Hosted by “Nikki Glaspie & The Nth Power” with Chali 2na as emcee, the concert will benefit Camp Ubuntu and the Harold Robinson Foundation. “Peace, Love & Funk” embodies funk and soul tune favorites performed by top musicians and surprise guests to create powerhouse collaborations. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., with the show starting at 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from the tickets will go directly to The Harold Robinson Foundation/Camp Ubuntu to raise funds in support of the camp programming for underserved kids in Los Angeles.

The concert will be emceed by hip-hop personality and Los Angeles native, Chali 2na. Chali 2na has established himself as one of hip-hop’s most outstanding and charismatic personalities. Best known for co-founding music groups, Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali released his debut solo album “Fish Outta Water” in 2009. Since then, he has toured the world ten times over with his three-piece band known as the House Of Vibe. In addition “Nikki Glaspie & The Nth Power” will perform as well as special guest, Ghost-Note. Glaspie has played alongside musical luminaries amid an array of genres and places. As a founding member of The Nth Power, she continues her musical journey, leaving a mark no matter where she goes. Nikki Glaspie is a living legend, and her musical career has been among an impressive array of talent. The extraordinary performers have played with Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Ghost-Note, Toto, Justin Timberlake and many more.


Tickets start at $50 for general admission with limited tables available. Ticket sales will go directly to The Harold Robinson Foundation/Camp Ubuntu, providing the funding and resources needed to send Los Angeles’s underserved children to camp away from the stress that most of them face on a daily basis. 

About Nikki Glaspie

Nikki Glaspie is among the premier drummers in music today. As a founding member of The Nth Power she’s blazing a path of light, and rolling waves of love in her wake. Nikki Glaspie has been trotting the globe behind the likes of Beyoncé, Maceo Parker, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, GRiZ, and more. For the better part of two decades, Nikki has been in-demand, with a who’s who of the jazz/funk scene. Nikki Glaspie is already a living legend, well before her fortieth birthday. Remarkably, it feels as though she has merely just begun!

About The Mint

Since 1937, The Mint in the heart of Los Angeles has been home to legendary local and national acts. A unique intimate space, affordable full bar & menu, and dedicated staff have made The Mint the #1 spot for live music in Los Angeles.

About The Harold Robinson Foundation

The Harold Robinson Foundation became an official 501©3 in 2009. The flagship program of the Foundation is Camp Ubuntu where underserved children, their families, and their schools are invited to attend, free of charge; an aca accredited overnight camp in the Angeles National Forest just 90 minutes outside of Los Angeles. Many of the kids have never been outside of their neighborhoods, and Camp Ubuntu gives them the opportunity to have a positive experience in a safe and nurturing environment. The retreat packs an incredible amount of fun into a long weekend offering hiking, team building, sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, ropes course, writing workshops, campfires, and more.

In the Media

Hundreds of Cyclists to Pedal for Charity on the Santa Monica Pier

By Jessica E. Davis, Patch Staff

Hundreds of Cyclists to Pedal for Charity on the Santa Monica Pier
More than 400 cyclists will descend on the Santa Monica Pier next month for a 100-mile stationary bike ride aimed to raise more than $500,000 for the Harold Robinson Foundation.

The pedaling will get underway at 11 a.m. June 2 at the pier. Nearly all of the proceeds will go toward providing a camp experience at the Canyon Creek Complex for local inner city children.

Jeff Robinson, founder of Harold Robinson Foundation, said this year’s event will be bigger than ever, with double the amount of celebrities and athletes expected to attend. Last year, Hilary and Haylie Duff were among the attendees, he said.

“We currently already have 400 riders and 107 teams,” Robinson said. “We’re anticipating an unbelievable day at the pier.”

The 5-hour Pedal on the Pier event will feature the city’s most popular spin instructors, DJs, vendors, food, drinks and music, according to organizers. The bikes will be provided by L.A.-based Kinetic Cycling.

Robinson began the event several years ago as a 100-mile bike ride, but decided to turn it into a stationary ride in order to build a sense of community among the riders.

“The sense of community that goes on at this event is nothing like I’ve ever experienced,” Robinson said.

Robinson said the funding is crucial to bringing children to the camp, which continues to make a difference.

“The kids, they’ve taken the tools they’ve learned up here and they’ve gone back to schools and communities,” Robinson said. “We found that we were changing the life and path that these kids were on.”