What is it?
The Joe Strummer Foundation and Oxfam America have today announced a collaborative fundraising album, Strummerville A Go-Go #003. The digital-only album features 19 tracks donated by independent artists who The Joe Strummer Foundation support to help raise funds for Oxfam America’s Crisis in Syria appeal.
Why are we doing this?
Millions of refugees – many of them children – are seeking security in other Middle Eastern countries and beyond. They lack adequate food, shelter, healthcare, and warm clothes. Driven from their homes, many families are risking their lives in a dangerous flight for safety. Oxfam is helping people get the essential supplies they need and working to provide clean water and sanitation to protect public health.
Here’s what we’re doing about it!
Strummerville A Go-Go #003 will be released online on 14th November 2016 and will be the 3rd in an ongoing series of fundraiser albums in which independent artists, 19 in total, each donate a track, the album is then compiled and released on Bandcamp as a digital-only album which can then be streamed online for free, with an option to download the album in return for a donation of £3 (approx. $4 USD) or more.
Why a campaign on Chuffed as well?
We are receiving quite a few requests from people who want to donate but do not want to download the album. This is OK too! So, we have set up this campaign on Chuffed as well. If you would like the album, then please head over to here http://bit.ly/SAGG003 but if you would like to donate, without the album to download you're in the right place!
How we plan to use the money
Proceeds from the album will be split equally between Oxfam America’s Crisis in Syria appeal, and The Joe Strummer Foundation, to support the work they do in giving opportunities to musicians and support to music projects around the world.