Artistes 311 Love Beyond Borders

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Artistes 311 Love Beyond Borders (愛心無國界311燭光晚會) was a major fund raising campaign held in Hong Kong for the victims of the Japan 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The event was organized by the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild and began at 7pm on 1 April 2011 at Causeway Bay Victoria park. About HK$18 million were raised in this event alone, not counting other fund raisers.[1] Converted into US Dollars, the charity concert raised approximately 2.31 million dollars.[2]

Preparation[edit]

The name of the event 311 came from 11 March, the day that the earthquake occurred. The concert event lasted 3 hours featuring 300 local and overseas artists, including some from Japan. There were about 8,000 to 10,000 people in attendance.[3][4] Japan's consul general Yuji Kumamaru and his wife also attended and sat in the front row seat.[3] On 24 March about 100 celebrities at RTHK recorded the theme song "Succumb not to sorrow" (不要輸給心痛).[5]

Broadcast[edit]

More than 150 donation hotlines were available. The event was telecasted live.[5] Broadcast was available on major stations in HK, People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan.[6] Event was hosted by Eric Tsang, Lawrence Cheng, Carol Cheng, Sylvia Chang, Agnes Chan.[7]

Participants[edit]

The following are some of the participants at the concert. The list is incomplete.[4][8][9][10][11][12][13]

Other similar event[edit]

On 20 March 2011 a much smaller scale fund raising campaign called "全城關愛日本大地震" was held in HK.[14][15] Many of the participants have also worked closely in Japan's industry. Participants include:

  • Wylie Chiu (趙碩之)
  • Philip Wei (韋雄)
  • Yip Wai-ting (葉慧婷)
  • Rico Kwok (郭力行)
  • Carisa Yan (甄穎珊) from Freeze
  • Chow Wing-hang (周永恆)
  • 4anda
  • Venus Yiu (姚嘉兒)
  • JuJu Chan
  • Renee Lee (李蘊)
  • Alice B
  • Rednoon

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Action hero Jackie Chan and friends raise money for Japan". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  2. ^ ""Artistes 311 Love Beyond Borders" raises funds for Japan". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b South China Morning Post. "SCMP." Songs of hope as Japan aid tops HK$100m. Retrieved on 2011-04-03.
  4. ^ a b "大紀元 | 組圖:愛心無國界 演藝界送暖日本災民". Epochtimes.com. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  5. ^ a b "Star-studded cast gets in tune for Victoria Park show to help victims". The Standard. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  6. ^ "311燭光晚會:港日媒體聯盟 知名藝人薈萃". Big5.ifeng.com. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  7. ^ "愛心無國界311燭光晚會 - 每集內容 - tvb.com". Programme.tvb.com. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  8. ^ "300藝人同心籌二千萬賑災". News.sina.com.hk. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  9. ^ Post Store. "The Washington Post". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  10. ^ "300藝人心連心為日本加油 - 東方日報" (in Chinese). Orientaldaily.on.cc. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  11. ^ "翁倩玉感激中國救日本" (in Chinese). Specials.mingpao.com. 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  12. ^ 作者:大A. "視頻:眾星雲集311燭光晚會 籌款1859萬港幣-娛樂新聞-新浪新聞中心". News.sina.com.tw. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  13. ^ "「愛心無國界311燭光晚會」詳情". TVB Channel. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  14. ^ "香港發起"全城關愛日本大地震"籌款義賣活動". Big5.ifeng.com. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
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