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MUSIC FOR MALI - Benefit Concert for Malian Refugees
Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
A Concert and Reception to Benefit Refugees from Mali
Date: April 6, 2013
Time: Private Reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by Music Concert at 7:30 p.m.
IMPORTANT UPDATE New Location:
The Radisson Hotel -- Lowell/Chelmsford
10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Since the start of the crisis in Mali, families have been fleeing violence, instability, and food insecurity, seeking refuge in neighboring countries such as Niger. Refugees are in dire need of food, clean water, healthcare, and emergency shelter. Join Relief International, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Balla Kouyate, Paddy Keenan, and others for a benefit concert to bring awareness to the plight of Malian refugees. All proceeds will benefit Relief International’s effort in Niger aiding Malian refugees.
Honored guests for the evening: Ambassador Al-Maamoun Keita, Mali Ambassador to the U.S.
To learn more about the featured artists, view their websites here:
www.cheickhamala.com, www.ballakouyate.com, www.paddykeenan.com
To learn more about Relief International's efforts to aid Malian Refugees, please visit:
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100. VIP includes a private, opening reception, a raffle entry**, and reserved concert seating. Guests will also have the opportunity to view the trailer for Essakane Film: The story of the most remote music festival in the world, which introduces us to the most remote music festival, in Timbuktu, Mali. The director and producers of the film will be in attendance this evening.
General Admission tickets are available in two tiers. $50 tickets include a raffle ticket** and general first come first served seating for the concert. $25 ticket offers general first come first served seating for the concert.
If you cannot attend, consider making a donation to Relief International's Mali Refugee Crisis program: www.ri.org/malirefugeecrisis
Copies of Essakane Film's The Last Song Before the War. Paddy Keenan’s documentary from Le Festival au Desert, 2005 in Mali. CDs' of all the performers and gift certificates for several local businesses.
Available on street, and also at the Early Parking Garage, 135 Middlesex St. Lowell
For local hotel accomodations:
The Radisson Hotel Lowell/Chelmsford
10 Independence Drive
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824 USA
For reservations (800) 967-9033 (US/Canada Toll-free)
Telephone: +1 (978) 256-0800
A limited number of rooms will be available until March 16, 2013 at $49. Following that date, pricing will be at the best available rate.
When making reservations, the code is Mali.
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Relief International is a humanitarian non-profit agency that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, development assistance, and program services to vulnerable communities worldwide. Relief International is solely dedicated to reducing human suffering and is nonpolitical and non-sectarian in its mission.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ri.org