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News September 1, 2021

Isol-Aid announces livestreamed Afghanistan fundraiser concert

Isol-Aid announces livestreamed Afghanistan fundraiser concert

Isol-Aid has shared details of a massive eight-hour livestream concert to help raise funds for Afghanistan this Thursday.

Streaming via Instagram and on the Isol-Aid website, Australian Musicians For Afghanistan will feature live performances from 24 renowned Australian acts, with all money raised from the event being donated to the Australian-based aid organisation Mahboba’s Promise.

Organised alongside Didirri, Greg Cary and Michael Ridgeway of Grow Yourself Up, the livestream will begin at 2:50pm with an introduction from the Afghan Australian Advocacy network’s Shabnam Safa, and will run uninterrupted from 3pm through to 11pm.

Lime Cordiale, Kim Churchill, Georgia Maq, Liz Stringer and Maple Glider, will perform at the event, as well as Hayley Mary, Didirri, Emily Wurramara and more.

In a post to Facebook, Isol-Aid organisers highlighted the dire nature of the situation in Afghanistan and the work of Mahoba’s Promise, urging viewers to donate what they could to the relief fund.

“Mahoba’s Promise has been helping the most vulnerable in Afghanistan for over 25 years and its staff and volunteers, made up of local Afghani people, have an established on-ground presence,” Isol-Aid organisers wrote.

“Donations will ensure the organisation can provide emergency shelter, food, water, medical and hygiene essentials as well as help their efforts to relocate people from Kabul to safer regions. Our support will help them to scale up their operations as the situation worsens.”

Isol-Aid also thanked the 24 artists who donated their time to perform for the stream, noting the resilience and unwavering generosity of Australia’s music community as a whole.

“This Thursday is also a reminder of how important live music is and its capacity to bring people together, even when a whole swathe of the country is being kept apart,” organisers said.

“While much of the music industry has been at a standstill, these musicians are sharing their talents and performing, all for a greater cause.”

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