South Asia Earthquake Appeal – message from Peter Gabriel

With another wintry spell in Amsterdam, I was freezing just walking around today. I can’t imagine having to sleep outside in subzero temperatures.

If it’s winter where you are, don’t head to Starbucks – spend a quid at the Womad shop and for less than the price of a coffee you’ll get a warm feeling inside every time you fire up your iPod.

The massive earthquake which devastated Kashmir, Pakistan and northern India last year has claimed tens of thousands of lives already. But with winter biting hard, there are fears that the death toll could rise yet further.

“This is a request for help. We’ve had ties with Pakistan for many years, particularly with Qawwali music and the extraordinary voice of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. His family have generously agreed to allow us to make available two tracks – one a collaboration with Massive Attack , ‘Mustt Mustt’ and one with myself ‘Taboo’, as a download to raise money. So basically you are getting two extraordinary pieces of music for the price of one!”

“We need a lot of downloads and we need you to do a bit of marketing for us. So, if you could persuade say 10 of your friends to do the same download we can get real money to real people really fast. Please help us to help them!”
– Peter Gabriel

A Digital Download of two MP3 tracks from the legendary Sufi master! Mustt Mustt, the seminal 1990 remix by Bristol’s Trip-Hop pioneers Massive Attack, and Taboo, the epic collaboration with Peter Gabriel first heard on Oliver Stone’s ‘Natural Born Killers’.

We don’t keep any of your £1. You get two great pieces of music, and all of your money (except external transaction charges) goes to charities working to support victims of the South East Asia

If you would like to help spread the word please visit for more information and code to put a promotion graphic on your website or blog

Thanks to Jai for bringing this to my attention.