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Loop Recordings: 'Surf Aid - The Music' Released

This December Loop in partnership with Balance Vector, Quiksilver and MTV will release ‘SurfAid - The Music’.

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SurfAid - The Music’ is a vibrant mix of conscious music brought together to increase awareness and raise funds for SurfAid International, the surfing world’s leading charitable organization.

SurfAid International was founded in Gisborne by Dr Dave Jenkins in 2000 and now has bases in Sydney and California, all with a mission to improve the health of people living in isolated regions connected near the some of the world’s foremost surfing sites.

100% of the net profits from the sales of ‘SurfAid - The Music’ will go directly to SurfAid International’s Community Based Health Programs and their Watsan (water and sanitation) Programs in the Nias and Mentawai islands, off Indonesia’s Sumatran coast.

Musicians featuring on ‘SurfAid - The Music’ include: Michael Franti, John Butler, The Black Seeds, Thievery Corporation, Kelley James, Liam Finn, Bob Marley, Crowded House with Eddie Vedder and more, with all artists donating their songs to help support SurfAid International’s mission.

The musicians and their songs were carefully selected to reflect the situation in Nias and Mentawai, and send SurfAid International’s message to a wider audience.

SurfAid International’s core goal is to empower these communities so as to foster health and resilience that is sustainable.

Currently, SurfAId International are also trying to raise US$305,000 to provide 104 facilities in eight communities in the Alasa and Afulu sub-districts. The population serviced will be 10,435 people, and average expenditure per community resident will be US$29.

Our philosophy is a hand up, not a hand out, and we remain determined to help our beneficiaries create lasting change by using innovative strategies that drive self reliance.” - Dr Dave Jenkins, CEO & Founder, SurfAid International

The UN awarded SurfAid International the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) humanitarian award in 2007 and was awarded a prestigious two-year Rainer Fellowship in 2005.

The need is great – we can stop treatable and preventable diseases from stealing children’s lives” - Kelly Slater, 9 times World Surfing Champion

SurfAid: The Music’ will be released on December 12 2008 and will be available exclusively in New Zealand via Quiksilver stockists and music stores. It will be available worldwide via iTunes from January 2009.

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1. Endangered Species - Nickodemus
2. It Isn't Me - Mat McHugh
3. Hey World (Don't Give Up Version) - Michael Franti & Spearhead
4. Send A Message - The Black Seeds
5. Sound The Alarm - Thievery Corporation Ft. Sleepy Wonder
6. Calling International Ft. Voodoo Child & Charmed 1 - Oakley 'O.G' GRENELL
7. Caught Up Ft Abstract Rude - Resin Dogs
8. Tomorrow Is Another Day Ft. Prezident Brown - Yes King
9. Sun Is Shining (Yes King Remix) - Bob Marley & The Wailers
10. Call To You - TrinityRoots
11. Once I Was Her Boy - Kelley James
12. Better To Be - Liam Finn
13. January's Well - Reb Fountain
14. Many More Days Of Happiness To Come - Paul McLaney
15. Ocean - John Butler
16. World Where You Live (Ft. Eddie Vedder) - Crowded House

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Penny Powell PR & Publicity Manager, LOOP

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