Sangoma Records have gathered some of our artists and friends to show their solidarity with the people of Nepal, and other parts of the Himalaya region, who are in need of help after the series of natural disasters it had to face recently, and which some of us witnessed being there at the time disaster struck.
The April earthquake killed more then 8000 people, affected the life of millions, and destroyed important cultural heritage of mankind. “Himavan” stands for personification of the Himalaya as a living entity and “dāna” is the philosophic principle of giving aid to the needy not only as a spiritual concept but also for humanity.
In many Indian religions like Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism dāna is the practice of cultivating generosity. For the people of Nepal things in the next month will continue to get tough. People are camping outside – too afraid to return to their damaged homes and monsoon is about to start in the next weeks, which will result in possible landslides and the risk of diseases.
We therefore decided to collect money to cover the basic needs in the next months like food, tents, medicine among other things closely working with locals who distribute it to the effected areas. Also an amount of the money will go to local Jhankris, shamans and the traditional doctors of the rural society, which lost their possession and need help to be able to help others and continue with the healing process this country needs.
Sangoma Records would like to thank everybody who contributed and supported this release and those who stand with Nepal in difficult times like this. More infos can be found in the booklet of the release. Updates and status will be posted on our facebook page.
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