By Conrad Maclean
International advocacy group RESULTS is holding a music event in Perth to raise awareness of a famine afflicting East Africa and Yemen.
The famine is threatening the lives of hundreds of millions of people in countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia.
The event, called “Bands Against Poverty”, will take place at during Anti-Poverty Week, an internationally recognised week-long event that runs from October 15.
Music acts will include WA Academy of Performing Arts student Ella Monroe and bands such as Post-depression Make Out Session and Sunday Trip.
The event will be held at the Swan Basement in North Fremantle on October 20 and tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $10.
Stef Host, the leader of the Perth arm of RESULTS, says it will be the organisation’s first major event in Perth. RESULTS usually teaches students and members of the public to lobby government into action against poverty.
Miss Host said the fundraiser would also support the local music scene.
RESULTS was founded in the 1980s by music teacher Sam Daley-Harris in the US. Mr Daley-Harris believed humanity had the capacity to end poverty but not the will.
“The world possessed all of the resources, structures and technology to end hunger in a single generation but the political will to make it a priority was missing,’’ he said at the time. Results opened in Australia in 1986.