WaterJam to celebrate World Water Day in Keene

The advocacy organization Art for Water will be hosting WaterJam, an evening of music, stories, and poetry — all about water — on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Art for Water has been advocating for ethical and sustainable water concerns through the creation of monumental public-participation art installations since 2007; WaterJam will add artistic performance to their tools for education and outreach, and add to a legacy of World Water Day celebrations reaching back to March 22,1993.

Local performers include writer and master storyteller Paul Hertneky of Hancock and Master of Ceremony playwright and actor Jason Lambert of Peterborough.

There are more than one billion people without access to clean water and five million die every year from preventable water-related diseases. It is predicted that by 2025 demand for clean water will exceed the supply by 56 percent.

The show is free but donations will be accepted and given to local and global charities Pure Water for the World, Monadnock Conservancy, Friends of the Ashuelot River, and Harris Center for Conservation Education.

For more information about Art for Water, visit www.artforwater.org.

To watch WaterJam live, visit http://water-wheel.net/taps/dock/398; it will be live at 7 p.m.

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