January 20, 2005 13:42 ET

Musicians giving hope to Tsunami victims

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, World News Editor NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 20, 2005) - MUSICIANS across the globe are joining forces to support BEAT THE WAVE and raise money for tsunami victims. The artists are asked to donate one of their concerts to show the world they care.

The project has been launched by ONE WORLD BEAT, an organization which unites musicians worldwide to raise money and awareness for good causes.

ONE WORLD BEAT is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. All monies raised go directly to the causes the organization supports.

ONE WORLD BEAT was founded three years ago and has offices in London, Nottingham, Lausanne (Switzerland) and New York - as well as many volunteers and partners in countries worldwide.

ONE WORLD BEAT is supported by Westlife, Phil Collins, The Cardigans, Billy Joel, Paula Abdul, Europe, Sheena Easton, Level 42 and other high profile artists*.

"I wish ONE WORLD BEAT the best of luck," said Phil Collins, an official ONE WORLD BEAT supporter. "There are no barriers in music. Colour of skin and choice of religion should be of no interest to us in how we judge each other."

BEAT THE WAVE Music Fundraiser

BEAT THE WAVE is currently raising money to donate to the tsunami relief operation via concerts in many countries worldwide and other donations. Musicians across the globe are now joining forces to support BEAT THE WAVE and raise money for tsunami victims.

ONE WORLD BEAT - Global Music Festival 2005:

The ONE WORLD BEAT 2004 GLOBAL MUSIC FESTIVAL featured more than 200 concerts in 45 countries worldwide, and raised awareness of the millions of children affected by AIDS and HIV.

ONE WORLD BEAT 2005 Global Music Festival: "Give a Child a Chance", Beginning March 18th for one week, ending March 27th ONE WORLD BEAT will be collaborating with two great non-profit organizations that work directly on the ground: and

Our aim is to give vulnerable children in Africa, India and Haiti a chance in life - through education. We are very exited about this collaboration and believe we can really make a difference.

Supporters of ONE WORLD BEAT have the following to say:

Mark King, Level 42:

"We support ONE WORLD BEAT and send love and best wishes to everybody around the world involved in raising money and awareness for good causes."

The Cardigans, official ONE WORLD BEAT supporters:

"In today's global environment, education from a global platform is more important than ever before."


"Europe is very much behind a global awareness initiative like ONE WORLD BEAT. It is time we show that we all have an equal and mutual concern on these issues."

ONE WORLD BEAT spokesperson Michelle Gayle added:

"I support ONE WORLD BEAT's efforts to raise awareness and money to help those who are suffering. We can fight adversity with love."

For more information about ONE WORLD BEAT 2005 visit us at our official website,
Or contact ONE WORLD BEAT Founder, Andy Treichler /For further information: Andy Treichler, Founder/Director, ONE WORLD BEAT & BEAT THE WAVE, Switzerland office, Email:; Lisa G. Humphrey, US Communications Manager, Email:, Tel: 718-703-2889; Mark Roach, UK Manager, ONE WORLD BEAT & BEAT THE WAVE, UK office, Email:, Tel: 0115 947 3361 / IN: ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNATIONAL, MEDIA, SOCIAL

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