KCRW TO HOST HAITI BENEFIT FEATURING HEPCAT, DENGUE FEVER, MORE
In response to the recent devastating earthquakes to hit Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas, KCRW presents at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre a Haiti Relief Concert Saturday, February 6.
Ticket proceeds from this night will be donated to Operation USA's Haiti relief efforts, and are available here.
The worldly lineup on what would have been Bob Marley's 65th birthday includes ska/rocksteady revivalists Hepcat, Cambodian-American indie rock band Dengue Fever, a very special set by veteran bassist Joey Altruda's Crucial Riddims & Reggae Greats Revue featuring Wailing Souls, Elan, Eljai and special guests, cumbia band Very Be Careful, all star reggae group The Lions, experimental rock outfit The Tuffingtons, Echodelic Soundsystem, and DJ Miles Perlich. The evening will be hosted by veteran radio DJ Junor Francis and Alexis de la Rocha of Live Daily.
Operation USA is an international relief agency that helps communities at home and abroad overcome the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid. OpUSA is appealing for donations of funds to purchase health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements which they will ship to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and its surrounding areas from its base in the Port of Los Angeles.