Aashish Khan to play one off Indian music concert in London

FREEDOM NOW! AASHISH KHAN TO PLAY ONE-OFF CHARITY CONCERT IN LONDON ON JULY 9TH 2010, 7-10pm

The famous sarode player, Aashish Khan, will play an exclusive concert at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in West Kensington, London, on July 9th. He will be supported by internationally renowned artists Yousuf Ali Khan (tabla) Nicolas Magriel (sarangi) and Amie Maciszewski (sitar.)

This is an entirely charity event to raise awareness for the issue of human trafficking, which has grown globally to become a ‘silent crisis’; it is now the third most lucrative illegal trade in the world after weapons and drugs. The concert is on behalf of a tiny grassroots charity called ‘Guria’ who have made massive achievements in fighting human trafficking and child prostitution in Northern India.

This is a rare opportunity to see Aashish Khan who has not played a concert in London for 4 years and will only be in London briefly this July.

100% of ticket profits will go to Guria. As little as £5 will pay for a child’s attendance to Guria’s education centres for one month.

Tickets are priced £15, and are available from the box office on 0207 381 3086. Call early to ensure a space and choose preferential seating.

For more information see: www.guria-uk.org or contact sarahwraight@guria-uk.org

About Guria

Guria’s mission is to liberate and empower women in prostitution and eliminate child prostitution. They pursue a holistic, grassroots approach working directly with the women and children affected to provide education, healthcare and protection. They are experts in their field with 17 years of experience in combating human trafficking in northern India.

They have succeeded in making Varanasi the only city in India with a child prostitute free red light area. They have earned widespread support and work both with the Indian government and with international organisations including UN, Asian Human Rights Commission, Frontline, Geneva Global and Action Aid.

Guria was founded in 1993 by Ajeet Singh who is now the charity Director. In May 2010 Ajeet was one of only five people in the world nominated for the annual Frontline Human Rights Defenders at Risk Award, given to those who have made outstanding contributions to human rights at great personal risk.

Guria is a charity registered in India. No. 620/93-94.

For more information see:
www.guria-uk.org
www.guriaindia.org

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