Alice in Chains, Atreyu, Swithfoot, Others to Play Several Concerts For Darfur

By Newsferatu, Writer
Monday, October 16, 2006 @ 3:47 AM

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Darfur. The region's name has become synonymous with "humanitarian crisis." About 400,000 people have been systematically killed and 2.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes in the tumultuous area.

The conflict stems out of the Sudanese government's attempt to pure the nation of non-Arab Africans. In fact, a document seized from a military official contained orders to change Darfur's demography, making it void of African tribes. The document stated this goal should be obtained through killing, burning villages and farms, torture and the confiscation of African tribe members' property. Black men who leave their homes are regularly killed and castrated, while black women are regularly gang-raped. However, people who would instantly declare an event such as the Holocaust to be horrendously and grossly wrong have turned a blind eye to this modern-day genocide.

Although diplomatic efforts have been taken to deal with the conflict, an inability to intervene and lack of financial support has brought most progress to a halt. The Sudanese government has even refused to allow the United Nations to aid in the peacekeeping process. Meanwhile 2.5 million people are left without homes, food or other basic necessities. Relief camps have been filled beyond their capacity, and the future looks dim. Thus, the question is what can we do about it? Enter "Rock for Darfur." "Rock for Darfur" is the product of Citizen Cope, RCA Records and MySpace. In this humanitarian campaign, a portion of ticket sales from any participating band's concerts will be contributed to Oxfam's Sudan Crisis Relief and Rehabilitation Fund. Oxfam is a non-profit organization that works on the scene of such disasters through advocacy, public education and emergency assistance programs. A number of "Rock for Darfur" shows take place this Saturday and will be held by a variety of bands across North America.

Among the artists involved in this project are: Alice in Chains, Atreyu, Switchfoot, Teddy Geiger, The Lost Trailers, the Insane Clown Posse, the Wood Brothers, Amos Lee, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Benevento Russo Duo, Jars of Clay, the Fray, TV on the Radio, Secret Machines, ( 44), Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Jamie Cullum, Citizen Cope and Ziggy Marley.

These benefit concerts will be held in: Wisconsin, North Carolina, California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, California, Idaho, Maryland, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Washington D.C. and Toronto.

More information can be found at www.myspace.com/rockfordarfur

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