Bill Callahan, Sharon Van Etten and many more to perform a live-streamed benefit concert or the people of the Amazon

Kicking off on Thursday 16 July.

Bill Callahan and Sharon Van Etten

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Folk Medicine, a fundraising initiative supporting the Amazon basin, has announced an upcoming live-streamed benefit concert featuring a line up of Bill Callahan, Sharon Van Etton, Okay Kaya, Johanna Warren and many others.

The announcement follows their last live stream back in June, which raised $32,000 for pandemic relief for the people of the Amazon. Writing in a statement about the stream, the organisation said: “The situation throughout the Amazon Basin is dire as indigenous peoples, already facing centuries of systemic oppression, suffer from illness, lack of food, medical supplies and income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical infrastructure has completely collapsed in many regions and jungle communities are left largely to fend for themselves. Without access to direct aid, people are already dying at alarming rates. We must act now.

“Our initial goal of 150 thousand dollars will support indigenous Amazonians who need money for food, medications, oxygen, and economic relief now and in the coming months. Folk Medicine is currently distributing aid to 35 existing campaigns!”

The upcoming Livestream happens 16 July at 8 PM ET on Facebook and Zoom. Find out more here.

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