On March 15th, 2019 the world listened in horror as the news spread of the terrorist attack on the two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Kiwis and their friends from all corners of the earth were devastated by what happened that day.
This Los Angeles concert at the Ebell Theatre is part of four concerts “YOU ARE US / AROHA NUI” happening in April to raise funds and donate all proceeds from sales to Our People, Our City Fund, which was set up by the Christchurch Foundation to specifically help those affected by the terror attacks.
New Zealand musicians, performers and others will take to stages,alongside performers and speakers of cultural diversity, all standing together to honor those who lost their lives and family members.
Music helps bring us together.
Nga Anahera Maori – Haka and a Karakia opening ceremony.
The New Zealand national anthem sung by Marla Kavanaugh.
Performances by: Brooke Fraser, Chelsea Jade, Eden Iris, Gin Wigmore, Jackie Bristow, The Naked & Famous and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
House band – Nick Gaffaney and friends
MC: Jake Johannsen
…and more to come….
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said: “The impact on our Muslim communities has been huge and they are going to need ongoing support for a very long time. The response has been magnificent and we are all grateful for the significance of this contribution to the Muslim community’s long term recovery.”
Note the Wilshire Ebell Theatre offers free parking in its lots.