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Rock against human trafficking on Dec 7 at Angkor Wat!

Going to be in Siem Reap on December 7? Then you have a chance to witness a unique and important rock concert taking place at Angkor Wat sponsored by MTV’s campaign to raise awareness and combat human trafficking. (You can also catch the concert in Phnom Penh on December 12 or Bangkok on December 14.)

From Distorted-Loop:

Placebo will perform a historic live gig at Angkor Wat in Cambodia in conjunction with MTV to raise awareness of and increase prevention of human trafficking. Placebo will perform with Duncan Sheik and Kate Miller-Heidke during the event, which takes place at the beautiful 12th century temple. The concert will be held at Angkor Wat in Cambodia on 7 December.

Duncan Sheik, whose current Broadway Musical Spring Awakening garnered eight Tony Awards and a Grammy in 2007/8, and Australian pop sensation Kate Miller-Heidke today also confirmed performances at the concert that features the US group The Click Five and some of Cambodia’s biggest recording artists.

MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) is a project of the MTV Europe Foundation — a London-based registered charity – to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking and exploitation. MTV EXIT in Asia is produced in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

“We are incredibly proud to perform at this important concert,” the members of Placebo said. “We hope that through our music and involvement in this event and the MTV EXIT campaign that millions of people learn about this tragic form of slavery.”

“Music can be an incredible force for change and through this special concert and the other events that MTV EXIT will be holding across Cambodia and Asia, this force will empower young people and their peers to avoid trafficking” said Simon Goff, MTV EXIT’s Director.

(If you are planning a trip to Angkor Wat please check out Savuth’s tuk tuk transportation services at Angkortuktuk.net)

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~ by Leonard on November 27, 2008.

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