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Posted on 07. May, 2010 by admin in Damien News.

 

Damien has added a second date in Colombia, to take place tomorrow night (Saturday) in Barichara Santander. Here’s the background to the gig, from Damien’s official website:

‘Some colombian friends were showing us around and we visited a beautiful small town in the mountains called Barichara and saw people lining up behind a truck to collect water in buckets. It was so surprising to imagine that a town this pretty and detailed was built in a place without water and so we naturally asked the question and one question led to another and our curiosity grew and a few days later at a spontaneous concert in Bogota we decided to donate the money to help out with the water situation in Barichara.

This then led to a feeling of responsibility where we wanted to do the best possible thing with the money raised and before we knew it our friends had gotten environmentalists, and others with local knowledge, involved. Someone then suggested going back to Barichara to do a concert there and bring environmentalists and local people together to find long-term sustainable solutions to the situation.’

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