As part of the Month of Giving, musicians and accomplishing artists throughout the world will engage with enthusiasts at their concerts, and by tweeting and submitting content to their sites and Facebook pages. These artists involve the unique Concert for Bangladesh performers Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and Leon Russell, as very well as Arcade Fire, Monty Python, Elvis Costello, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Doors, Selena Gomez, The Go-Goa€™s, Brian Wilson, My Morning Jacket, Nas, Jackson Browne, and extra. To see a complete list of taking part artists, visit theconcertforbangladesh.com.
a€?Ita€™s deeply heartening to see how the compassion of musicians is handed down from era to era,a€? explained Olivia Harrison, founder of the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF. a€?In 1971 the crisis was in Bangladesh, currently it is the Horn of Africa. My thanks go out to all the musicians who have pledged their help.a€?
The Concert for Bangladesh album helps make its digital debut currently solely on the iTunes Retail store. In honor of the altruistic sprit that gave birth to the Concert for Bangladesh, each and every down load will benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF. iTunes, Apple Data Inc., and all artists, songwriters and publishers involved with the concert will retain no cash flow from the digital sales of the album and have waived all charges.
In a globally 72-hour on-line occasion, The Concert for Bangladesh feature movie will be available for cost-free streaming in its entirety from Saturday, July thirty by Monday, August 1 on iTunes, georgeharrison.com and theconcertforbangladesh.com.
In 1971 George Harrison and Ravi Shankar staged two concerts at New Yorka€™s Madison Square Garden that brought together a star-studded forged of musicians to notify the entire world to the plight of the Bangladeshi men and women, victims of simultaneous floods, famine and civil war. The Concert for Bangladesh, which supported UNICEFa€™s programs in the country, pioneered the all-star concert advantage model, which continues to move hearts and elevate dollars today. In the tradition established by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF continues to assist UNICEF plans in Bangladesh and has expanded its get to to other nations in which small children are at danger.
Today the Horn of Africa is facing what is staying called the worst drought in 60 many years, and famine has been declared by the United Nations in two areas of southern Somalia. Far more than two million youngsters are acutely malnourished, together with 50 percent a million young children who are at imminent possibility of death if they do not obtain speedy lifesaving guidance.
a€?Forty several years ago this August, the friendship in between George Harrison and Ravi Shankar permanently adjusted audio and the lives of many Bangladeshi small children. Today tens of millions of youngsters in the Horn of Africa anxiously need to have our support. We are humbled by the outpouring of help from the music neighborhood led by Olivia Harrison, Apple Data and our good friends at iTunes,a€? stated President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl Stern.
A short video clip concept with facts about how to support is out there for streaming on georgeharrisonfundforunicef.org and on iTunes. In the U.S., supporters can text Buddy to UNICEF (864233) to give $10 to the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF (messaging and knowledge charges use), or stop by theconcertforbangladesh.com to donate and discover far more.