Balcatta Concert to Aid Earthquake Victims

Sweet Melodies will hold a fundraising concert for victims of Nepal’s earthquake.
Sweet Melodies will hold a fundraising concert for victims of Nepal’s earthquake.

NORTHERN suburbs band Sweet Melodies has volunteered to hold a concert fundraiser for victims of the Nepal earthquake disaster.

Drummer and Butler resident Shiv Jagatia said the group of musicians felt they should hold an event, Dandiya Dhamaka, to help victims after the earthquake caused widespread damage in April.

“Our event for Nepal earthquake disaster will be raising funds to support UNHCR – we are anticipating to donate $6000 at least,” he said. “The event is open to all general public and will consist of Indian folk, cultural, traditional and Bollywood music.”

Mr Jagatia said Dandiya Dhamaka meant ‘fun and dance’, and it would be an alcohol-free event, with free entry for children under 10.

The band holds an annual cultural celebration, the Navrang Festival, which has so far raised more than $40,000 for WA and overseas charities.

This year, the Navrang Festival will be held from October 16 to 24, with four events at the Vasto Club in Balcatta.