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Cool To Be Kind supports Amnesty International

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Feature by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A FREE concert in support of Amnesty International, Cool To Be Kind, will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2006, from 2pm to 7pm in London’s Waterlow Park.

The open air concert, organised by Cool To Be Kind, is the brainchild of Sri Lankan-born singer-songwriter Manjari; and will feature new Protest Recordings signing dibidim, the Ailerons, Mobo award nominee Keisha White, Eskimo and Manjari herself; plus other special guests – all playing for nothing.

Speaking about the project Manjari said: “I am passionate about humanity due to first hand experience of poverty and racial oppression.

My band and I have been playing and recording songs of peace under the banner Cool To Be Kind to promote awareness to audiences that there is a ground swell of activity towards humanity and world peace amongst musicians.”

dibidim – Jonas Raabe and Jeron Gundersen – met in Liverpool seven years ago. Their debut EP was released in 2004, while this autumn sees the release of the album Riders, which is described as a powerful electric symphony consisting of songs that deal with death, tragedy, love, hope and peace.

The event is free but donations will be collected for Amnesty International.

Waterlow Park,
Highgate Hill,
London,
N6 5HG.

Nearest tube: Camden Town.