Event: Benefest for Tibet, a benefit concert for Tibetan refugees
Where: UBC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver
When: October 23 at 7 p.m.
OCTOBER 23 is a very blessed day for Vancouver as it hosts one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our times: the Dalai Lama. He will be giving a very special teaching on wisdom and compassion that day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and in the evening, an eclectic mix of well known musical delights is set to go on stage to raise money for the Tibetan refugees.
“Benefest for Tibet” fuses together some of Canada’s hottest acts, for a musical experience that’s bound to satisfy a wide array of tastes. From rock to rap, electronic to world fusion, there’s a sound in the mix that pleases everyone.
Acts include Juno Award-winning singer / rapper K-os, Juno Nominated Matt Brevner, the world / fusion music ensemble “Delhi 2 Dublin”, Vancouver’s Indie Rock favourite “The Zolas”, Vancouver-based Electronic music duo “The Funk Hunters”, Polarize Prize nominated singer-songwriter Louise Burns and Canadian freak-pop band “Fake Shark – Real Zombie!” The acts are all donating their talent for this event and The Peak 102.7 is the official radio sponsor. Light Organ records based out of Vancouver has offered half the acts from their label to support the cause.
Renowned Tibetan activist / filmmaker / musician Shenpenn Khymsar initiated and is producing this benefit concert – he came to Canada many years ago as a refugee, making this a cause very close to his heart.
Benefest for Tibet is a joint presentation by the Tibetan Cultural Society of B.C., along with Monk and The Warrior Productions.
One hundred percent of the event proceeds will go to supporting the Vancouver chapter of the Tibetan Resettlement Project, a humanitarian initiative by the Dalai Lama to resettle 1000 displaced Tibetans to Canada. The project reaches out to Tibetans living in the most impoverished refugee camps of Arunachal Pradesh, a region of northern India that borders Tibet.
Facebook page: BENEFEST FOR TIBET
Twitter handle: #benefest for Tibet
Tickets are currently available through Ticketmaster.