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One World Beat 2005: Please Join Us and Make a Difference for
Youth in Africa, Asia, and Haiti

Dear Friends,

'One World Beat' is proud to the hosting Festival 2005, which will
raise funds for youth affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda and India,
poverty in Haiti, and by December's Asian tsunami. We hope that
you will join us -- as a musician, fan, non-profit, volunteer,
supporter -- and we welcome events of all kinds, whether to
raise funds, awareness, or both. Please see the website to sign-
up and for ways you can help:, and for more information.

Thanks so much, and we look forward to "Beating" HIV/AIDS and
other human-development challenges as one!

Janet Feldman
OWB News Director

Join the One World Beat Music Festival 2005: Make A Difference
for Youth in Need in Africa, Asia, and Haiti!

One World Beat Global Music Festival 2005 is open for business,
and we are inviting you to join us!

On the first weekend of spring - March 18-27 2005 - thousands of
musicians will unite to make a difference through their music.
Together with volunteers, fans, and friends around the globe, we
will raise funds to help street kids, HIV/AIDS orphans, and vul-
nerable children get an education in our 'Give A Child A Chance'
project. And join our special help project, 'Beat the Wave',
which will provide aid to children struggling in the wake of
Asia's devastating December 2004 tsunami. See for details and to sign up!

You can participate as:
- musician or band
- music venue or club
- promoter
- organization or school
- sponsor or partner
- volunteer

We already have concerts in preparation in England, United
States, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Japan, Denmark, Switzer-
land, Slovakia, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Po-
land, Nigeria, and many more countries. Musicians and volunteers
are joining us every week. One World Beat 2004 united artists in
over 180 events in 46 countries.

Latest news:
One World Beat is proud to announce a partnership with two "on
the ground" non-profit organizations, both of whom work with un-
derprivileged children, providing an education, material needs,
and hope. Our 'Give A Child A Chance' project will donate festi-
val proceeds to 'Liberation Through Education', which works in
Haiti with children in extreme poverty, and 'Outside the Dream',
which helps to provide an education in Uganda and India for
children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Please see and for more info about these pro-

In response to the Asia earthquake/tsunami tragedy, we are also
organizing a special relief project, 'Beat the Wave', for musi-
cians who would like to contribute their talents and proceeds
from concerts to this cause specifically. For more info and to
sign up, please see All proceeds
from donations of gigs and funds will go to Save the Children
(, an international development
organization which works in 44 countries to provide relief, re-
sources, and hope to children, families, and communities in

Musicians and non-profits in developing countries are asked to
contribute 25% of any profits (if concerts are done for fund-
raising purposes) to One World Beat for its designated charities
(so that there is a sense of unity and shared purpose). 75% of
any profits can stay "local", to benefit people and organiza-
tions in need in your own communities. Events for awareness-
raising only are most welcome and needed too.

Drumming Up Support: We would also like to hear from anyone in-
terested in a possible drumming event we might organize, where
drummers (and drums of all kinds) might join as one in a collec-
tive "roll" (or 200!) heard 'round the world. Please contact us
and see the website for updates.

We hope you will join us for the OWB Global Music Festival 2005!
Music making a difference... never so needed, and it's never
sounded so good!

Thanks so much, and here's Beating human-development challenges
as One!
One World Beat Team

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