A huge lineup of Australian musicians are livestreaming shows on Instagram to raise donations for Afghani charity Mahboba's Promise.
Afghanistan has been plunged into chaos by the sudden withdrawal of foreign military forces and a musical collective called the Australian Musicians for Afghanistan have launched a mammoth livestream series to raise funds.
The lineup is huge and all performances will be live-streamed over Instagram. Starting at 2:50pm with an introduction from Shabnam Safa, a member of the Afghan Australian Advocacy Network, 24 artists will be playing 8 hours of tunes live to their Instagram accounts. Musicians including Emily Wurramara, Georgia Maq, Pierce Brothers, Liz Stringer, Lime Cordiale, Thando and so many more.
What you need to know
- Australian Musicians for Afghanistan are livestreaming to raise funds for Afghan civilians
- Afghanistan is in crisis after the Taliban assumed power and is facing the prospect of civil war
- The star-studded livestream performances take place on September 3 on Instagram
Australian Musicians for Afghanistan livestream lineup
AKOSIA, BATTS, CLEA, DIDIRRI, EAGLEMONT, EMERSON SNOWE, EMILY WURRAMRA, FOREVER SON, GEORGIA MAQ, GUTHRIE, HAYLEY MARY, JESS LOCKE, JULZ EVANS, KIM CHURCHILL, LIME CORDIALE, LIZ STRINGER, MAPLE GLIDER, MERPIRE, PIERCE BROTHERS, STEVAN, SYDNEE CARTER, THANDO, TULLIAH, USTAD KHALIL GUDAZ
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The folks behind Isol-Aid have teamed up with Didirri, Greg Carey and Michael Ridgeway (Grow Yourself Up) to schedule a mega lineup of artists all playing direct to your screens. Running from 3pm to 11pm on Thursday 2nd of September artists will play live from their Instagram accounts, with all donations directed to Mahboba’s Promise Afghan Relief Fund.
All donations go to Mahboba’s Promise, a charity that has been helping the most vulnerable in Afghanistan for over 25 years. It’s staff and volunteers, made up of local Afghani people, have an established on ground presence. 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.