Sunday, May 18, 2008

Big names sing for Burma, by Jonathon Moran - The Sunday Telegraph - 18th May 2008

Some of Australia's best-known musicians will perform at iconic Sydney music venue, The Basement, tomorrow to raise money for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Burma.

More than 120,000 died when the cyclone hit two weeks ago, leaving a further 2.5 million people destitute.

Drummer Dave Hibbard has organised the Burma Benefit Concert, which will include performances by Tim Freedman, Mahalia Barnes, Daniel Mifsud and Andy Bull.

"Dave Hibbard has travelled extensively throughout Burma and was really touched when he saw the recent footage over there,'' Freedman said.

"Dave put it together and he was so emotional on the phone that I could not refuse to come down to the Basement. I hope some people come along to raise some money for the aid organisations.''

Other well-known faces may also pop on stage at the Circular Quay venue, from 9pm.

Turn to page 107 for our exclusive Whitlams promotion with Tim Freedman.

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