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Delta music concert for Hurricane Katrina victims

31 October 2005

Delta music concert for Hurricane Katrina victims

Aucklanders wanting to help the victims of Hurricane disaster can – and have a good night out to boot.

Local musicians are banding together to stage the Helping Hands for Hurricane Relief Concert – a celebration of the music of New Orleans and the sounds of the American Deep South.

Profits from the concert, at Sky City on November 2, will go to Habitat for Humanity to help through ‘Operation Home Delivery.”.

Performers include:

Al Young – authentic Delta blues.

Shayn Wills – Southern blues

Starlight – Cajun/zydeco music

Ronnie Taylor – grassroots blues

JamesRAy Band – Southern hillbilly rockin’ country. (with Special Guest Marian Burns on Fiddle)

Tickets are $30 and are on sale now from Ticketek.

What: Helping Hands for Hurricane Relief Concert
Where: Sky City
When: November 2, 6.30pm to 9pm
Tickets: $30 (not including booking fee), Ticketek.

Note: Hurricane Katrina hit the Bahamas, South Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and most of the Eastern USA from August 23 to 31 with winds of up to 280 km/h. More than 1200 people died, and total damages are estimated at $US200 billion.

10.9 million individuals live in housing with severe physical deficiencies such as having no hot water, no electricity, no toilet or neither a bathtub nor shower.

14.5 million house holds qualify for government aid, yet only 4.1 million are actually receiving any.

Most of the U.S. government's housing subsidies do not benefit the poor.

ENDS

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