Beverly resident receives local musician award

January 24, 2017 by  

The Iguana Music Fund of Passim, a nonprofit arts organization, recently awarded over $40,000 to 25 musicians. One of these awards was given to Beverly resident Awaaz Do, who has plans to use the money towards recording a second studio Hindie Rock album.

Passim awards these grants to musicians with a connection to New England on an annual basis for projects that enhance their careers or aid in their outreach efforts to the community.

Grants are made in the areas of songwriting retreats, equipment and instruments, recording or manufacturing assistance, support for tours, and other activities promoting professional and/or artistic growth. This has been the ninth year that Passim has awarded these grants for a total of over $300,000 to date.

Executive director of Passim, Jim Wooster, said that Passim provides live musical experiences for artists in all stages of their careers. The grants from the Iguana Music Fund enable Passim to help musicians with projects and community programs that they might not otherwise have been able to complete.

The recipients of the 2016 Iguana Music Fund grants will be performing at Club Passim in Cambridge on April 10 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are free and Club Passim might benefit from the assistance of a local printing company to advertise the achievements of these musicians by means of posters and flyers.