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Thievery Corporation to play DJ Set at tsunami fundraiser for WFP

Washington, DC Thievery Corporation, the Washington-based duo that mixes everything from jazz, to soul, to Brazilian dance and Indian music in an entrancing collage of sound, plays a benefit DJ set for WFP in Washington.

THIEVERY CORPORATION TO PLAY DJ SET AT TSUNAMI FUNDRAISER FOR THE UN WORLD FOOD PROGRAM

Washington, DC - Thievery Corporation, the Washington-based duo that mixes everything from jazz, to soul, to Brazilian dance and Indian music in an entrancing collage of sound, is playing a benefit DJ set for the United Nations World Food Program on Friday night in Washington.

The 9 p.m. show at the 9:30 Club will open with The Brazilian Girls, and will benefit the World Food Program's emergency tsunami operation in Asia.

DJ's Eric Hilton and Rob Garza, comprise Thievery Corporation, which has a devoted following around the world. The group has collaborated with artists such as Perry Farrell, the Flaming Lips and David Byrne while also providing music for movies such as "Garden State" and television shows including the "Sopranos" and "Sex in the City."

WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency and the United Nations' frontline agency in the fight against hunger. In the tsunami affected areas, WFP is helping feed nearly 2 million people for the next six months, with a special focus on malnourished children.

"We are thrilled to partner with two young men who have such a strong social conscience and are truly global ambassadors with their music," said Judith Lewis, the director of WFP's Washington office. "They play gigs from Mexico to Brazil, India to New York - and we are so happy they are taking time in Washington to benefit the survivors of the devastating tsunami."

"I'm ready to groove," added Lewis, who has previously led WFP emergency operations in southern Africa and Ethiopia.

"It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to work with WFP in helping those that have been affected by the tsunami. If any organization can have an immediate impact on the lives on those affected, it is WFP," said Eric Hilton and Rob Garza.

One music reviewer noted that Washington, DC, "with its melting pot of international influences, seems a natural place for the birth of Thievery Corporation, a duo fusing dub, ambient, bossa nova, hip-hop and acid jazz into an organic melange that's as fresh as a slap of Aqua Velva in the morning."

The doors at the 9:30 Club open at 9 p.m. on Friday, January 28. At 10 p.m. the Brazilian Girls take the stage with Thievery Corporation following at 11:30 p.m. The 9:30 Club is located at 815 V St. NW in Washington, DC. The show is sold out.

WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency: in 2003 we gave food aid to a record 104 million people in 81 countries, including 56 million hungry children.

WFP Global School Feeding Campaign - For just 19 US cents a day, you can help WFP give children in poor countries a healthy meal at school - a gift of hope for a brighter future.

Visit our website: www.wfp.org.

For more information please contact (email: firstname.lastname@wfp.org):

Jordan Dey,
WFP/Washington,

Tel: +1 2026530010 ext 1149,

Mob: +1 2024223383

Caroline Hurford,
WFP/Rome,

Tel: + 39 06 65132330,

Mob: + 39 3481325018

Trevor Rowe,
WFP/New York,

Mob: +1 646 8241112,

Tel: +1 212 9635196

rowe@un.org.

THIEVERY CORPORATION TO PLAY DJ SET AT TSUNAMI FUNDRAISER FOR THE UN WORLD FOOD PROGRAM

Washington, DC - Thievery Corporation, the Washington-based duo that mixes everything from jazz, to soul, to Brazilian dance and Indian music in an entrancing collage of sound, is playing a benefit DJ set for the United Nations World Food Program on Friday night in Washington.

The 9 p.m. show at the 9:30 Club will open with The Brazilian Girls, and will benefit the World Food Program's emergency tsunami operation in Asia.

DJ's Eric Hilton and Rob Garza, comprise Thievery Corporation, which has a devoted following around the world. The group has collaborated with artists such as Perry Farrell, the Flaming Lips and David Byrne while also providing music for movies such as "Garden State" and television shows including the "Sopranos" and "Sex in the City."

WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency and the United Nations' frontline agency in the fight against hunger. In the tsunami affected areas, WFP is helping feed nearly 2 million people for the next six months, with a special focus on malnourished children.

"We are thrilled to partner with two young men who have such a strong social conscience and are truly global ambassadors with their music," said Judith Lewis, the director of WFP's Washington office. "They play gigs from Mexico to Brazil, India to New York - and we are so happy they are taking time in Washington to benefit the survivors of the devastating tsunami."

"I'm ready to groove," added Lewis, who has previously led WFP emergency operations in southern Africa and Ethiopia.

"It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to work with WFP in helping those that have been affected by the tsunami. If any organization can have an immediate impact on the lives on those affected, it is WFP," said Eric Hilton and Rob Garza.

One music reviewer noted that Washington, DC, "with its melting pot of international influences, seems a natural place for the birth of Thievery Corporation, a duo fusing dub, ambient, bossa nova, hip-hop and acid jazz into an organic melange that's as fresh as a slap of Aqua Velva in the morning."

The doors at the 9:30 Club open at 9 p.m. on Friday, January 28. At 10 p.m. the Brazilian Girls take the stage with Thievery Corporation following at 11:30 p.m. The 9:30 Club is located at 815 V St. NW in Washington, DC. The show is sold out.

WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency: in 2003 we gave food aid to a record 104 million people in 81 countries, including 56 million hungry children.

WFP Global School Feeding Campaign - For just 19 US cents a day, you can help WFP give children in poor countries a healthy meal at school - a gift of hope for a brighter future.

Visit our website: www.wfp.org.

For more information please contact (email: firstname.lastname@wfp.org):

Jordan Dey,
WFP/Washington,

Tel: +1 2026530010 ext 1149,

Mob: +1 2024223383

Caroline Hurford,
WFP/Rome,

Tel: + 39 06 65132330,

Mob: + 39 3481325018

Trevor Rowe,
WFP/New York,

Mob: +1 646 8241112,

Tel: +1 212 9635196

rowe@un.org.

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