10.02.2004: Pine Ridge Fundraiser:Juno Falls

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Soul Moments Presents:

Pete Courtney
Juno Falls

At the

Temple Bar Music Centre

In Aid of
Pine Ridge Reservation

Friday February 20th 2004

This fundraising event on behalf of Pine Ridge Reservation will take place in The Temple Bar Music Centre on Friday 20th February 2004. Doors open at 7.30pm, admission €10 and all proceeds go to Pine Ridge Reservation.

Guests will include: Juno Falls, recently signed to publishing giants Sony/ATV Music UK, Pete Courtney, "A live one to remember, a voice and guitar playing prowess up there with the best" - John Meagher Irish Independent, and Easy, winners of the O2 New Bands Contest, and recently signed to Warner Brothers.

Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has been subject to much political unrest over the years. As a result of this, the Lakota Sioux have been left without basic living requirements that we take for granted. Single parent families can barely afford to buy food and the elderly cannot afford heating and bedding. Some don’t even have the luxury of running water or electricity. In a country where such wealth is growing, it is a saddening experience to see the native inhabitants of this land struggling to survive.

Without industry and employment, healthcare, no oil or mineral rights, running water and electricity, it is typical that the once free and noble Indian has been held prisoner and kept dependent on others. This event will serve to raise much-needed funds to continue their ongoing work and support.

As a nation we helped ourselves to their land. As Europeans, we stole their original home. And in their words ‘You cannot sell the land you walk on’

P.S just a reminder that all the young and fiesty 'blo.tooth' material now available for free at www.blotooth.com (Why not)

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