explorASIAN creates benefit fundraiser for Indonesian Earthquake victims

explorASIAN creates benefit fundraiser for Indonesian Earthquake victims


the following is from explorASIAN executive director Don Montgomery

MEDIA ADVISORY – for immediate release – May 29,
2006
 

On the morning of May 27, 2006, at 05.54 AM local time (at 03.54
PM Pacific Time on May 26, 2006), a powerful earthquake shook the Special
Province of Yogyakarta, inhabited by 2.6 million people, located in the central
part of Java Island, Indonesia. The epicenter of the earthquake, registered 6.3
on the Richter scale, is 15 miles from Yogyakarta, the capital of the Special
Province of Yogyakarta. Fatalities based on the latest official report were
approximately 5,136 people, mostly the residents of the Bantul Regency, in the
Southern part of Yogyakarta (population more than 770.000).

In light of this recent earthquake in Indonesia,
the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (explorASIAN Festival) will
turn its two free concert events at the explorINDONESIAN Batik
and Arts Exhibition at the Roundhouse Community Centre into benefit concerts for
earthquake relief.  Admission to both concerts will be by donation and all
proceeds will go to the Canadian Red Cross. 
We invite the Lower Mainland community to attend the exhibition and the
two concerts and make a donation.
 
 
Friday, June 2
6:00pm – 9:00 pm
Sharon Ong & Hartono's Jazz Trio
Concert
Benefit Concert for Earthquake Relief in Indonesia
Admission by Donation
Introductions by Margaret Gallagher (CBC Radio)
 
 
Saturday, June 3
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Angklung
Concert by Daeng Oktafiandi Udjo (from West Java)
Benefit Concert for
Earthquake Relief in Indonesia
Admission by Donation
 
 
explorINDONESIAN Batik and Arts Exhibition
May
23 – June 3, 2006
Monday to Friday – 10am to 9pm
Sat & Sun – 10am to
4pm
 
 
All three events held at the Roundhouse Community
Centre, Vancouver
181 Roundhouse Mews

 
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Media Contact:
Don Montgomery
Executive Director
 
explorASIAN
Office
604.488.0119
 

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