October 6, 2007

As tens of thousands of people across the world take to the streets as part of a global day of action on Burma, Damien Rice will lend his support with a special performance of a song he has written for Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained leader of Burma’s democracy movement.

Damien Rice will perform the song – Unplayed Piano – during a concert at Wembley Arena this evening.  The song will be introduced by a Burmese political exile, Zoya Phan, whom Damien first met at a health clinic for refugees during a trip to the Thailand Burma border.  Members of the Burmese community, wearing traditional dress, will then recite the same Buddhist chants that the Monks on the streets of Rangoon did before the regimes brutal crackdown.

“Damien Rice came to find out what was going on and how he could help at a time when the world was ignoring what was happening in Burma,” said Zoya Phan. “I really appreciate his continuing support at this critical time. We must keep pressure on governments to take action.”

For more information contact Suki Dusanj, Events Manager at Burma Campaign UK, on 02073244710.

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