A Public Service Campaign from
KCRW 89.9FM National Public Radio for more of Southern California
BERSERKISTAN The Internet's #1 Source of News from Bosnia
HELP BOSNIA'S MUSICIANS
REBUILD THEIR NATION
In four years of war, the soul of Bosnia has been held hostage at gunpoint. But as the gunfire fades, a new sound is rising. It is coming from busted-up boom boxes turned into studios, camelhair brushes worn thin and threadbare guitar strings. Ever so slowly, facing obstacles at every step, the youth of Bosnia are rallying against the madness.
BOSNIA'S MUSICIANS NEED TOOLS
Amplifiers, drum heads, guitar strings and more to create a new mindset in a shell-shocked country that continues to be threatened by interracial hatred. Currently, the only recording studio in Sarajevo is Radio BiH, the government radio station. But in return for laying down tracks, the Bosnian government takes all rights to artists' songs. And, music recorded at Radio BiH must be "government approved." How severe is the problem? See reporter Jim Bartlett's coverage of the Sarajevo Music Scene.
AMPS, SKINS & STRINGS benefits Trust Sarajevo, a non-profit coalition of artists attempting to create a new wave of music and artand a truly multi-cultural Bosniaafter years of war. Trust Sarajevo members include... Musicians across Bosnia Radio Z, Sarajevo’s alternative FM station Milic Vukasinovic, Bosnian musical artist and teacher Vlado Kadevic, Bosnian band leader and Trust Sarajevo founder NBC Radio’s David Foley in Sarajevo
Graham Nash got the ball rolling with a generous cash donation and organizational support through a network of top-level music industry executives and sources. Manufacturers and labels contributing include. . .
Matchless Amps Maverick Records Paiste America
Operation USA, providing logistal support and non-profit fund-raising. Avocado Productions, a progressive social change organization organizing concerts and benefits in the worldwide music community. SPIN Magazine
HERE'S WHAT BOSNIA NEEDS
Drum Heads and Sticks Guitar Strings Amplifiers Musical Instruments Recording Equipment Cash Donations
to cover shipping and to acquire rehearsal space and to establish a permanent arts center in Sarajevo
HERE'S WHAT TO DO
To contribute using your VISA or MasterCard, call 800 678-7255 in the United States. Or, send a check payable to . . .
8320 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90069
Please mark your check "Amps, Skins & Strings"
Equipment manufacturers, and Los Angeles-area bands, producers and labels with larger equipment, please call . . .
Small Items, including guitar strings and drum heads can be sent to . . .
Amps, Skins & Strings
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90405
Or, EMail AMPS, SKINS & STRINGS. Be sure to include your telephone number. A volunteer will be in touch with further details.