Taken from the Breaks for the Quake Facebook Group:
Following the disastrous Haitian Earthquake, the Birmingham music scene has responded. With an array of acts from all organisations and events, bringing; hip-hop, breaks, beatboxing, spoken word…along with a few surprises.
We are looking at getting everyone down to make a huge impact, so from whichever scene, grab your top ten records – from Motown to the Monty Python theme tune and head on out to show your support.
The most important thing is to get the funding to the people on the ground who need it most. Haiti is a country ravaged by natural disasters and greed. Neo-liberal, neo-colonial policies have attempted to ‘reconstruct’ Haiti for years. Therefore, it is important money goes to the right people. Self-determinacy is at the heart of the politics of this event.
Below find the names of five charities we have found to support.
http://doctorswithoutborders.org/ (Médecins Sans Frontières)
CONFIRMED DJ’S SO FAR…..
DJ SWITCH (WORLD SCRATCH CHAMPION)
BASS6 (HUMAN BEATBOX)
RICH MARCH (BENTLEY RHYTHM ACE)
AUTOMATON (SATAMILE RECORDS)
ADAMN NOISE (THE BIG DIRTY)
UNA MUSICA BRUTAL (GENERATION BASS)
SKELETON (THE BEAT SUITE , RHUBARB RADIO)
ARIES (PURE VIBEZ RECORDINGS)
SLOBODAN (SECRET WARS)
THE DOCTOR (HEDUCATION / SCRATCH CLUB)
MALICIOUS DJ (BASS OPERATIONS / PURE FM)
BOOGIE DAVE AND ROSKOE (DROP BEATS NOT BOMBS)
DJ SKYTONE (BREAKTHRU / EARLY DOORS)
ADAM JONES (HABIT)
ALL PLAYING THERE TOP 5 RECORDS OF ALL TIME PLUS…
POETRY FROM JODI ANN BICKLEY AND LOUIS CAMPBELL AND A N OFF CENTRE MAGIC SHOW