thanks to dj Cheb i Sabbah
All proceeds benefit the Cheye
Dekho Campaign by Drishtipat.
October 2-3, 2001, in the aftermath of parliamentary elections,
minority Hindu residents of the remote Bangladesh village of Annada
Prashad were subjected to intolerable human rights abuses. Almost
two hundred women were raped and hundreds of families were rendered
homeless in organized attacks by the local power elite. Elsewhere
in Bangladesh, stories of violence against the minority community
have emerged. We must realize this is not about partisan Bangladeshi
politics, but about the systematic oppression of minorities throughout
a non-profit human rights watch organization for Bangladesh, has
launched the 'Cheye Dekho' campaign to stand up for the survivors
of Annada Prashad and elsewhere in Bangladesh and raise funds to
help them rebuild their lives.
Drishtipat are joined in their
effort to collect and distribute funds by US based non-profit organization,
SpaandanB, and leading Bangladeshi women's rights advocacy, Mahila
Parishad. Drishtipat is also working closely with Bangladesh based
organizations, such as the Ain O Shalish Kendra, as they address
legal recourse on behalf of the victims.
dj Cheb i Sabbah
Born in Algeria, dj CHEB i SABBAH began spinning in Paris in 1964.
In the late 80's he became a fixture on the club scene in San Francisco
and since 1990 has produced 50 plus concerts in the U.S. as part
of his groundbreaking 1002 Nights Live series including performances
by Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and Rai singers
Fadela and Sahraoui, Cheba Zahouania, Cheb Hasni, and Cheb Nasro.
Cheb i Sabbah may have helped to create the DJ phenomenon, but also
stands apart from it. His passion for bringing the great traditions
of Asia, Arabia and Africa to the immigrants of those continents
and to Western listeners led to the release of his two albums Shri
Durga and MahaMaya and the forthcoming Krishna Lila on Six Degrees