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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

BAND AID FOR HAITI - A Collaborative Effort Between and Karyawan

2crank_0 the world’s latest online music portal in collaboration with Karyawan is organizing a charity event to raise funds for the reconstruction efforts in Haiti. The charity concert is scheduled for the 6th March 2010 at Laundry, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara from 2pm till late. This music event will host between 12-15 bands and/or artist from different background and genre performing a 20 minutes sets each.

All proceeds will be channeled through UNICEF and Mercy Malaysia as they are the beneficiaries for this fund raising efforts. is an online music portal that offers music downloads for independent musicians from all around the world. Apart from providing this platform for musicians, we also promote these new independent musicians who are members through music events. This gives them the opportunity to gain experience and improve on their acts as well as interacting and reaching out to their audiences.

Hazmi Yaacob the Managing Director of sees this as an excellent opportunity for music to be used to help others in need. Barely 5 months old, has moved in leaps and bounds and has captured the interest of new and upcoming artist community from around the region.

Dato' Freddie Fernandez, President of Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia says that Karyawan also shares the same views that music can help to raise awareness and more importantly cuts across all borders. "Music has always been one of common interests that the world shares; therefore the Artists of Malaysia through Karyawan have decided to lend a hand to help those in need in this effort by" says Dato' Freddie. He further added that this effort will also signal the start of a partnership between Karyawan and to promote new music.

Among the companies already committed to the cause are Bentley Music, Red Bull, Rip Curl,, Nuffnang, Rentak Sejuta, Junk Magazine, Genting Berhad and Laundry Bar as venue sponsor.

Sponsorship is by supporting the bands and the artists. The contributions range from RM3, 000/- and above to support per performance of the band and/or artist. The more sponsors and supporters we have the more performances the bands and artist will provide at the event.

Among the names already confirmed are well known personalities and bands such as Maya Karin, Radhi O, Republic of Brickfields, Saturnine and introducing the great new bands from 2crank such as Johnny Comes Lately, Zul King, Cynosure, An Honest Mistake and many more.

Guests can also donate at the venue through the various collection points and be a part of this effort. Everyone is welcomed.

All contributions and sponsorships are to be made in favour of Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia, Maybank Acct: 5122-3133-8338. For more information on how your company or you can support this event call Izzy or Pauline at 03-7726-0077 or get on line to or just log in to and become a member.

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