On Saturday, 18 October 2014, the Representation of the Kurdistan Regional Government-Iraq in Austria (KRG Austria) hosted a benefit concert for the refugees in the Kurdistan Region. The concert “BEATS 4 MINORITIES – Supporting the Refugees in Kurdistan-Iraq” took place in the WUK (Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus) in Vienna, and was supported by more than 20 musicians and DJs, who provided the guests with good music and a pleasant evening throughout. The artists, who offered their skills unpaid and as a donation to the cause, used their performances to call attention to the dramatic humanitarian situation in the Kurdistan Region.
In the past months, 1.5 million people fled to the Kurdistan Region from the terror of IS. This humanitarian catastrophe is worsened by the overcrowded refugee camps, where many families simply cannot find shelter. Instead, they have to sleep in schools, on construction sites, and on the streets.
We, the Representation of the Kurdistan Regional Government-Iraq in Austria, want to cordially thank all artists, sponsors, WUK, and in particular all guests of the concert for their support for the refugee families. The revenues of the evening will be brought to the Kurdistan Region as soon as possible, to give help and hope to those who need it the most.
If you were not able to make it to the concert but want to help nevertheless, please click here to get to our donation site.
ATOMIQUE | P.TAH | CON – (Duzz Down San)
Polirac – (Duzz Down San)
Mez & Jonny Sass
Fid Mella – (Hector Macello)
Chrisfader & Testa – (Restless Leg Syndrome / Duzz Down San)
Pezo Fox – (Steelo VIE)
Mr. Guan – (The Love Movement)
Luis Figueroa – (98.3 Superfly)
Ra-B Groovebuz – (Dusty Crates)
Alamut – (ARC)
Isee – (Ammunition / Close2Death / T3K)
Doree – (Switch! / CWV)
Audio Device – (Jungle fever / Synergetic / Grelle Forelle)
Tenchu – (Mainframe)
Dorian – (New Playaz / Switch!)
Splinta – (Static Echo)
Jay Rome – (Blu Saphir Recs.)
Bombaman MC – (Switch! / CWV)
Kidd Ruff – (Mainframe)
Skore – (Switch! / G13)
Waxter Dancel – (Deep Dreams)
k:sun – (Tiefentanz)
Sponsors and other supporters:
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq
Levante Hotel & Restaurant
Photographer Daniel Shaked