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About

Acholi Machon will be the first band from the world's newest nation, South Sudan (founded July 9, 2011), to ever perform in Europe. The visa process was grueling and costly. The men had to travel 8-days (!) overland just to submit their applications and it cost them over $1,500. Their visas were then denied. Consequently, we bought flights for them to Nairobi, which cost another $1,500+.

Acholi Machon have no savings and no vehicle, and live as farmers on less than $1.50 daily in a rural area in southeast South Sudan near the Ugandan border. Enduring war for almost five decades straight, first with Uganda and then from the Arab rulers in north Sudan, the Acholi tribe now suffer one of the highest mortality rates in the world due to AIDS and Malaria.

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These funds will make the difference between whether the band can make the trip or not. And also whether there will then be some small amount of money for them to return home with.

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    you will receive two world exclusive, previously unreleased song from the band via MP3.

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    you will receive two world exclusive, previously unreleased song from the band via MP3, attend London debut performance July 23, and receive copy of Acholi Machon's debut CD "Lamwong", if you attend the performance.

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    you will receive two world exclusive, previously unreleased song from the band via MP3, attend London debut performance July 23, receive copy of Acholi Machon's debut CD "Lamwong", and a t-shirt from the band.

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    attend London debut performance July 23, and at performance if you attend you will receive copy of Acholi Machon's debut CD "Lamwong", a t-shirt from the band, and the musicians will write a song specifically for you and serenade you directly before the show.

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- (20 days)