Press release

This press release was written to promote a fundraiser for an international non-profit that aids child war vicitims in northern Uganda.


Lori Hein, for Impact Relations music promotion

Boston’s Lansdowne to Headline Student-Sponsored Concert For Invisible Children, the Child Victims of War in Uganda

Boston, MA, April 6, 2009 – On May 2nd, Boston rockers Lansdowne will headline Talent 4 A Cure: Invisible Children, a show organized by student leaders from Oliver Ames, Mansfield, Sharon and Canton high schools to raise money to help rebuild the lives of Ugandan children enslaved as soldiers by Joseph Kony, brutal leader of rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

Lansdowne, who’ve played to sellout crowds in Boston and beyond and were named "one of Boston's best bands" by Mix 98.5, are known for devoting time to entertaining U.S. troops. When Lansdowne shares Easton’s Oliver Ames Performing Arts Center stage with accomplished musicians from the four schools committed to the Invisible Children cause, the band’s music will benefit soldiers of a different kind – the 30,000 child-soldiers abducted during the 23-year civil war that has ravaged northern Uganda and forced to kill for the LRA. A ceasefire tempered Kony’s atrocities, and he is on the run, but the humanitarian needs of his young victims are at crisis level. Invisible Children puts a spotlight on their plight and funds social and educational initiatives in the country. Talent 4 A Cure's student organizers hope to raise $10,000 from ticket sales and sponsorships.

Lansdowne, a socially-conscious band that devotes energy to several worthy initiatives, jumped at the invitation to help concerned students spread the Invisible Children message. Said Lansdowne drummer Glenn Mungo, "When we found out we were being offered this show, we were immediately honored and excited at the opportunity to raise awareness around such an important cause. We quickly accepted and have been brainstorming ideas ever since to really make this performance special to all in attendance. It's a great feeling to be able to use our music to help inspire a change and support this movement."

Along with Lansdowne, who’ve worked with Invisible Children in the past, Talent 4 A Cure will feature Sharon violinist Daisy Joo, a high school senior and concertmistress of the New England Conservatory's Youth Philharmonic, Northeastern University-based Goodcop Badcop, led by Mansfield guitarist Ryan Kershaw, and competing performances by artists from Oliver Ames, Sharon, Mansfield and Canton High Schools.

The show is on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 6:30 PM at the state-of-the-art performance venue at Easton’s Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop Street. Only 1,200 tickets available, $15 at door, $10 in advance. Last year’s Talent 4 A Cure was a sellout.

Contacts for interviews, additional information, band photo and one-sheet:
Talent 4 A Cure: Invisible Children: Topher Kerr, Oliver Ames High School, 617-599-8170;
Lansdowne: Ryan Ziemba, band manager, 646-256-4791;
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