MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Music for Beirut: A Relief Effort Campaign

In solidarity with those suffering from last month’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut, the New York-based violinist and composer Layale Chaker has created a pop-up store on her website as a relief campaign. She is donating proceeds from the sale of Inner Rhyme, her debut album with her ensemble Sarafand from now until 15 September.

100% of the sales will go to these efforts, which will be divided 50%-50% between Children’s Cancer Center in Lebanon and Beit el Baraka, which provides “housing, nutrition, medical support, sustainable agricultural initiatives, and different community engagement activities to respond to the multi-dimensional challenges faced by deprived communities.”

Of Inner Rhyme Chaker remarks: “I always thought of [the album] as a true labor of love. It is now time for it to pay it forward. I look forward to this direct interaction, to folding your packages and sending out my music in the world to find you, and to transmitting the outcome back to Lebanon. If so you choose, you will be updated with your donation every step of the way.”

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