BURBANK, CA (April 17, 2006) – “Rhytms of Peace,” a benefit concert to help the victims of the devastating earthquake in Pakistan will be held on April 30 in Washington, DC. The proceeds from the event will go to Islamic Relief, an international relief and development organization.
Organized in conjunction with Washington, DC area Muslim Students Associations, the event will feature the most highly touted Muslim musical performers in North America. Entertaining the crowd will be Native Deen, a local-area group of three individuals, solo performer Dawud Wharnsby-Ali from Canada, and the Detroit-based group, 786.
The earthquake that struck the South Asian subcontinent last October has affected over 3 million people. Islamic Relief continues to operate long-term sustainable development projects to ensure that the millions who have been left homeless are not forgotten. Islamic Relief has collected aid worth over $30 million (cash and in-kind) thus far, and its projects have benefited over 340,000 people.
Islamic Relief has established shelters, mobile health clinics, and water and sanitation facilities throughout the earthquake-affected areas. Approximately 1.7 million people have also benefited from Islamic Relief’s Road Re-Opening and Access Project, which has cleared landslides to open roads for aid to be delivered to the affected areas.
Benefit Concert for Pakistan Earthquake Victims
Sunday, April 30
2:30 pm (doors open at 2 PM)
George Washington Univ.
730 21st St. NW
Washington DC 20052