Solidarity Myanmar Concert, Dunedin Town Hall, 27 May 2021

$3,865 donated
Given by 68 generous donors in 5 weeks

The extraordinary Solidarity Myanmar concert in Dunedin is raising funds and amplifying the voices of people resisting military rule.

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When your country is in turmoil, you do what you can to help.

All the way from Dunedin New Zealand comes an extraordinary multimedia event to show solidarity and aroha for the people of Myanmar as they stand against a murderous military regime which overthrew the democratically-elected government on February 1.

Nationwide defiance continues despite the brutal crackdown that has left people fearful, exhausted and desperate. As of May 26, 828 deaths at the hands of the military regime have been verified, including more than 70 children, and 5441 people have been arrested, charged or detained in unknown locations. Violence by junta armed forces is escalating daily, despite diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis.

The Solidarity Myanmar concert is a special shout out of aroha (love) and support to the people of Myanmar fighting for their lives, freedom, democracy and peace. The Live Stream link is here, watch it any time. Please make a donation if you can! https://livestream.com/accounts/15197514/solidaritymyanmar

This extraordinary music and multimedia programme full of heart and surprises features some of the country’s top artists, performing pro bono to support this cause.

The audience will experience the magic of

Tiny Ruins/Hollie Fullbrook, Dunedin Jazz Club

Local heroes Marlin’s Dreaming,

Award-winning He Waka Kotuia (Kings & Queens kapa haka roopu),

Poet Laureate David Eggleton and the Wild Cards,

Chin superstar Van Hlei Sung, plus more, in a unique Myanmar-Kiwi show

Great technical support from Sir Ian Taylor's Animation Research/The Video Factory and Strawberry Sound.

The concert aims to amplify the voices of people in Myanmar, raise awareness of the crisis and gather koha/donations to support the people in Myanmar’s democracy movement, specifically Mutual Aid Myanmar https://www.mutualaidmyanmar.org

Use of funds

Proceeds from the event and this page will support the people in Myanmar’s democracy movement, specifically Mutual Aid Myanmar - https://www.mutualaidmyanmar.org. Funds will be donated to Mutual Aid Myanmar via their website.

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Thanks from the Solidarity Myanmar Concert.  21 June 2021

Huge thanks to all Solidarity Myanmar Givealittle donors for their kind support.

Solidarity Myanmar at the Dunedin Town Hall, New Zealand, on 27 May 2021 was a moving show of aroha and support for the people of Myanmar fighting for freedom, democracy and peace.

Organised by the Dunedin Myanmar Community in just two months, this special show was realised by the performers, technicians, volunteers and organisers giving their talents, time and energy pro bono.

Attended by a warm audience of nearly 500 people the Solidarity Myanmar concert achieved all three aims which were to amplify the voices of people in Myanmar, raise awareness of the crisis and raise funds for Myanmar’s democracy movement, specifically Mutual Aid Myanmar https://www.mutualaidmyanmar.org.

The donation of approx. NZ $15,000 will be made to Mutual Aid Myanmar when final accounts are processed.

We appreciate your support and thanks again for getting involved and helping to make this happen.

Dunedin Myanmar Community

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David
David on 08 Jun 2021
$50
Dunedin Myanmar Community

David thank you for your donation which goes to support democratic change in Myanmar. Here is the link to the Solidarity Myanmar concert on 27 May at Dunedin Town Hall https://livestream.com/accounts/15197514/solidaritymyanmar

Dunedin Myanmar Community
Ruth
Ruth on 04 Jun 2021
Private
Dunedin Myanmar Community

Thanks Ruth for your support, always there. Your own poetry inspires. Power to the poets! Please visit the Burma Spring Benefit Film Festival extended by popular demand til 20 June https://bsbff.eventive.org/welcome

Dunedin Myanmar Community
Hollie
Hollie on 04 Jun 2021
$200
Dunedin Myanmar Community

Dear Hollie, your exquisite voice, beautiful songs and kind heart are a special gift to the people of Myanmar right now. Thank you Hollie. You also have a heap of keen new fans around the world following the Solidarity Myanmar show on 27 May!

Dunedin Myanmar Community
Tho
Tho on 04 Jun 2021
We are with you
$20
Dunedin Myanmar Community

Thank you Tho for your generous contribution to support change for good in Myanmar. We do what we can.

Dunedin Myanmar Community
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 02 Jun 2021
$30
Dunedin Myanmar Community

Thank you kind friend for supporting Solidarity Myanmar and the democracy movement.

Dunedin Myanmar Community

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