The Main Squeeze Perform “Circle Of Life” In Honor Of Harambe The Gorilla [Watch]

Posted On Mar 2 2021 by

first_imgLast night, The Main Squeeze performed at the Madison Theatre in Covington, KY. Video evidence suggests that they absolutely destroyed the place with their rocking grooves and belting vocals. Being so close to Cincinnati, the Chicago-bred, LA-based quintet decided to pay their respects to Harambe, a 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla that was shot-dead earlier this year at the Cincinnati Zoo.The incident occurred after a three-year-old boy fell into the Zoo’s gorilla enclosure. Taking the child into his own hands, Harambe was shot after showing signs of agitation and disorientation. The event drew nationally controversial reactions regarding the zoo’s handling of the situation. Experts of primatology later concluded that the zoo had no choice under the circumstances, and that the event highlighted the danger of animals in close proximity to humans – but even more, the need for better standards and overall understanding of care and consideration of life.In honor of Harambe’s life, The Main Squeeze performed “The Circle of Life”, delivering an emotionally-charged, yet celebratory tribute to the late gorilla. The band had this to say about the incident: “We wanted to pay our respects to the memory of a majestic creature as well as all of the animals of the animal kingdom. We wished to shed light on the fact that this earth does not revolve around us, and it serves as a reminder to respect the other beings of this great planet and to understand we are just cogs in a much greater circle of life. RIP Harambe.”Watch a clip of the performance below:On a lighter note, the band also shared this recap video from last night’s performance:If you haven’t already, catch The Main Squeeze at a live show near you. Currentl on tour, peep the full schedule below:[Videos courtesy of enBed Productions]last_img read more

Street Child Team Liberia Loses SCWC Match against Indonesia

Posted On Jan 15 2020 by

first_imgTeam Liberia put in a strong performance and was praised for the team’s industrious display despite as the 4-1 defeat to Indonesia in their first game at the Street Child World Cup (SCWC) in Brazil.The West African side had the better of the first half but failed to take their chances and went in to the break level at 1-1 after a fantastic strike by Daniel Nimleh Bowdior.Indonesia captain Sularja opened the scoring five minutes in to the game when his header crept in at the far-post. He later doubled his goal tally when he tapped in following some good movement down the left side of the Indonesia midfield.Midfielders Malik and Jordan made sure the points were wrapped up with long-range strikes midway through the second half, both of which took wicked deflections on their way past Liberia goalkeeper Soko Gurley.However Liberia responded well, forcing the Indonesia goalkeeper to make some very good saves. The team made their coach’s and country proud showing real commitment throughout the game and embraced what the Street Child World Cup is all about, fair play, passion and hard work.Team Liberia Coach and Street Child of Liberia volunteer Sam Burnette afterwards commented: “I am extremely proud of how the boys performed against Indonesia. They are a solid side and have been tipped as contenders to win the SCWC tournament, so for us to give them such a good game is very pleasing.“Of course it is disappointing to lose any football match, but I know that if we continue in this manner we will pick up points very soon. We are enjoying our time in Brazil, learning a lot and looking forward to playing our next game against South Africa.”Latest Results Indonesia 4-1 USA  Pakistan  South Africa Tanzania  2-0 Argentina Liberia 1-0center_img 3-0 3-0 Philippines  13-0 Egypt  Mauritius India Nicaragua Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more