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FW: Music benefit for Madagascar cyclone relief

Below is a press release for an upcoming benefit for Madagascar featuring
this year's Juno award  winner Madagascar Slim. Could you pass this along to
anyone in the ageny or outside who you think might be interested in this
those that cannot attend and wish do make a donation they can do so directly
to the Canadian Red Cross. A tax receipt is available for those purchasing a
ticket for the show. 

Malagasy Canadian Artists organize a Relief Concert for Madagascar Vazo, a
musical group, living in the region of Ottawa Carleton, is organizing a
benefit concert to raise funds to help people in Madagascar recover from the
disastrous effects of three recent cyclones and an outbreak of cholera.  
The concert is scheduled for Thursday April 13, 2000 at 6:00 pm, Room 200,
Block West. Parliament Hill. 
The evening will feature: Madagascar Slim, a Malagasy Canadian, who won a
Juno this year for best Global music recording. Best known in Canada for his
mastery of the blues, in the last few years Madagascar Slim has been
focusing on his Malagasy musical heritage. Other Malagasy Canadian artists
performing at the benefit include local groups Vazo and R.R. Majunga. 
All funds collected will be donated to the Red Cross and Médecins Sans
Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in support of their relief programmes
in Madagascar. 
Tickets are $25.00 Refreshments and Malagasy appetizers will be served. A
cash bar will be open. For more information, please contact:
Maggy Razafimbahiny tel: 241-7570
Dean Pallen tel: 565-0660

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