Peter Gabriel Makes South Asia Earthquake Appeal

London, UK – British musician and world music pioneer
has made an appeal through his record company, Real World. The
project is called £1 = Two Tracks + Earthquake Aid. Real World doesn’t
keep any of the £1. Benefactors get two great pieces of music, and all of the
money (except external transaction charges) goes to charities working to support
victims of the South East Asia Earthquake.

The massive earthquake which devastated Kashmir, Pakistan and northern India
last year has claimed tens of thousands of lives already. But with winter biting
hard, there are fears that the death toll could rise yet further.”This is a request for help,” says

. “We’ve had ties with Pakistan for many years, particularly with
Qawwali music and the extraordinary voice of
Fateh Ali Khan
. His family have generously agreed to allow us to make
available two tracks – one a collaboration with Massive Attack , ‘Mustt Mustt’
and one with myself ‘Taboo’, as a download to raise money. So basically you are
getting two extraordinary pieces of music for the price of one!

We need a lot of downloads and we need you to do a bit of marketing for
us. So, if you could persuade say 10 of your friends to do the same download we
can get real money to real people really fast. Please help us to help them!

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buy online.

[Images: 1 – Peter Gabriel, 2 – The regional township of Balakot, now destroyed
by the earthquake, provided health, education and services to 260,000 villagers
in remote villages. Photo by Gregory Takats: AusAID].

Author: World Music Central News Department

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