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About the Gala

Each year the Guyana United Youth Development Association (GUYDA) of New York, Inc. celebrates the contributions of the organization and highlights accomplishments from scholarship/grant recipients, sponsoring organizations, and individuals dedicated to the goal of the non-profit organization. 

2020 Gala Performances by:

aSHLEY KEIKO - SAXOPHONIST

 
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Ashley Keiko, founder, and president of Keiko Studios, Music Academy, is an up and coming musician and entrepreneur who has studied classical piano for twenty years, the alto saxophone for sixteen years and has been teaching piano for ten years. Ashley received her Master's in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. While at Columbia University, Ashley also studied abroad at The Arts College at Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China, where she practiced music and reflected on the ways in which culture, language, and the arts intersect in a trans-cultural world. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

 
Ashley has performed at the Apollo Theater, at Wollongong University in Australia, and has performed for Steve Harvey on Family Feud. She has participated as a member of the York College Blue Notes, playing as the lead saxophonist for venues such as Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem and Live at the Gantries. 

 

Ashley is a performer, a music educator, and an advocate, and additionally expanded her music academy in January 2018 by opening a storefront location that caters to adults and children who aim to explore the importance of music and musical expression in a community where opportunities for music education are limited. Since opening, the academy has been featured on Now This News and recognized by both of Ashley’s alma maters. The academy features state of the art equipment and a plethora of classes in all instruments for music enthusiasts of all ages. The school has an extensive staff of skilled instructors proficient in a variety of genres. 

https://www.ashleykeiko.com/

dAVE tEMPLE - cOMEDIAN

 
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Dave Temple is the Spotlight stealing comic that has club managers and college bookers across the country asking, “Where did you find this guy?!”

 

Originally from Philadelphia, Dave began stand-up comedy as a challenge amongst friends. Always known to be a gravitating force in social settings, he and 7 of his friends decided to put their entertaining skills to test.  They were to meet at a local open-mic. However, only one of his buddies showed, and as the saying goes “the rest is history.”

Dave brings an unadulterated view on life and his immediate surroundings with a poignancy that is unparalleled and leaves every single audience in stitches.

https://www.davetemplecomedy.com/ 

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We are currently accepting applications for your sponsorship of an advertisement on the Gala Sponsors virtual page or a donation to support our mission.

Below are the rates and form to purchase a sponsors page:

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Full Webpage with Picture and Video - $ 150.00
Full Webpage with Picture - $ 125.00
Half Webpage with Picture and Video - $ 100.00
Half Webpage with Picture - $ 75.00
Company Name and Picture/Logo and Link to company site - $ 50.00
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