|Issue No 50||14 April 2000|
Timor Fundraiser a Blast
By Phil Davey
"Radio Free East Timor", jointly presented by the Labor Council, LHMU and CFMEU took the Harbourside Brasserie by storm on Thursday night.
A capacity crowd of over 450 packed the Harbourside to dance to a frenetic line up of World Music acts and raise funds for the reequiping of "Voice of Hope" -East Timors only community radio station.
Nearly $6000 was raised from the night and over 1000 CDs were donated by the audience for "Voice of Hope"- an eclectic collection of music with everything from current top 40 pop and rock to Carmina Burana and country and western. Even such obscure treasures as the Princess Diana tribute album were donated for shipment to Timor.
Organisers hope to build on the success of this gig to create a regular series of concerts showcasing Australian bands and demonstrating the relevence of Unionism and international solidarity to a young audience.
The same organisers have another gig for the same cause coming up in May.
"The Big Drum Up for East Timor" will feature the finest percussionists in Australia together for one night only at the Basement May 17.
Any assistance with promoting this next gig would be gratefully recieved. Call Aaron Magner at the LHMU 9281 9577 or Phil Davey at the CFMEU 9287 9387 or email: Workers Online.
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