International and Local Talent Come Together to Host a Charity Show for AIDS Awareness

Cliffside Park, NJ, May 07, 2009 --( Over 20 international and local singers, dancers and musicians will come together on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Paramus Catholic High School's Auditorium (3:00 p.m.) to offer an afternoon of entertainment for a good cause - AIDS awareness in Kenya. Sponsored by the T.M.H. Dance Studio in Glen Rock, NJ, "Smile '09" attendees will be treated to performances by students as well as internationally-renown professional artists for the benefit of ILFAR (the Inada-Lange Foundation for AIDS Research). This is the fifth annual "Smile" event, and its second charity show.

The roster for Smile '09 is a diversified group of artists who share a common goal of using their abilities for a charitable cause. After the local students from T.M.H. Dance Studio perform, the stage will be handed to professional artists, who are from places such as Portugal and Japan and range in genre from classical to hip-hop music. In addition to the performances, there will also be some vendors at the event (Mar Creation CD Shop, NYCoo Gallery, Kenyan Craft, Studio Miho's Flower Shop) to offer attendees some shopping opportunities. Smile '09 will showcase something for everyone by featuring a diverse lineup of performers. Dancers who have performed in productions such as The Queen Latifah Show and The Chris Rock Show will perform. A professional dance troupe performing traditional yet contemporary Japanese dance will also perform as well as a classical soprano singer and pianist duo. Catarina Dos Santos, an internationally-known vocalist, percussionist and arranger, will be on hand to perform songs from her upcoming album. She is not only an artist, but also dedicates much of her time to teaching in places such as the Bergen Academy of Music and Art, Syracuse University, and local New York City schools. The New York Men's Choir, a well-established local choir will finish up the afternoon's performances. ILFAR, the foundation that Smile '09 will benefit, was founded in 1993 by Yoritaro Inada (Chairman) in New York City as non-profit Organization. The organization organizes 15 free medical services through with more than 100 of medical volunteers from US as well as from Japan in a section of Nairobi, Kenya. To date, they have treated more than 32,000 residents. There was also an AIDS Charity Song compiled by Mar Creation, Inc. entitled "All I Want for a Christmas Day", which features the record label's artists. The CD will be available at Smile '09, and similar to the charity event, all proceeds will benefit ILFAR.

Smile '09 will offer local residents a fun-filled afternoon of cultural arts while benefiting a universally important cause.

Mar Creation is an independent record label featuring a diverse lineup of talented international artists, spanning the genres of jazz, rock, pop, Latin and electronica. For more information, please visit:, or visit: for information on Smile '09. More information on ILFAR can be found at:

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Hiroshi Kono