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Musicians club together for Burma

Enjoy a night of Manchester music at Green Room this Saturday

Published on September 21st 2007.

Musicians club together for Burma

If you love Manchester music and are feeling charitable then you need to get down to Green Room on Saturday 22 September for Universal:Burma. Manchester musicians are clubbing together in support of the protests in Burma.

Bringing together a number of leading acts including acoustic singer Ian Britt, scratch DJ’s Battlescratch and the Latin flavours of Tony Watt (founder of the Manchester School of Samba), the event aims to raise awareness of the plight of Burma’s civilian population who suffer in one of the worst human rights crises in the world.

Salford City Unison International Officer and Universal:Burma event co-organiser, Matthew Egan said: “This is a grassroots, community based initiative in aid of people on the other side of the world with no obvious connection to Manchester. This is an event that will showcase what is best about Manchester, a city with an eclectic mixture of dynamic music, a tradition of selfless political campaigning and the coming together of different groups of people for really worthy causes.”

From the Manchester versus Cancer gigs to the Tsunami appeal of 2004 at the Apollo, Manchester always enjoys a good knees up, especially when it’s for a worthy cause. Universal: Burma hopes to continue this record with this music night in aid of the Burma Campaign UK (BCUK) group who do vital work in striving for the restoration of human rights for the Burmese people who suffer at the hands of their country’s oppressive military rulers.

Burmese activist for BCUK, Myo Thein, will be travelling to the city to provide a first hand account of the state of affairs in Burma, why it affects the people of Greater Manchester and what can be done to help. The event is a great opportunity to help the campaign for freedom in Burma and have a great night out at the same time. Universal:Burma begins at 8.30pm and entry costs £4. For more information on Burma Campaign UK please go to www.burmacampaign.org.uk

Green Room
Whitworth Street

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