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One Year Later, Beats for Bangladesh

by Tanzila 'Taz' Ahmed

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On April 24, 2013 Rana Plaza collapsed in Bangladesh, killing 1,129 garment workers and injuring 2,515 more. On June 13, 2013, executive producers Tanzila Ahmed and Brooklyn Shanti released the 'Beats for Bangladesh: A Benefit Album In Solidarity with the Garment Workers of Rana Plaza' (beatsforbangladesh.org) The album brought together South Asian artists from across the United States to bring awareness to the cause and to raise money for the victims of the building collapse.

It has been one year since the release of Beats for Bangladesh and the team has released a track to commemorate the one year anniversary. Written and performed by Tanzila Ahmed and produced by Brooklyn Shanti, the poetry track 'Cut From the Same Cloth' is piece talking about the connections between garment workers in Bangladesh and here in the U.S.

Though a free download, any payment made will be a direct donation going to the on-the-ground organization Bangladeshi Center for Worker Solidarity through the Washington DC based 501c3 organization International Labor Rights Forum.

The track is presented by the music blog Mishthi Music - mishthimusic.com. Read more here: www.mishthimusic.com/post/89142263689/on-april-24-2013-rana-plaza-collapsed-in


released June 18, 2014

Poet: Tanzila 'Taz' Ahmed (tazzystar.blogspot.com)
Producer: Brooklyn Shanti (brooklynshanti.com)

Album Art, "It's Just Money" 10x10 mixed media on wood, by Tanzila 'Taz' Ahmed


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Beats for Bangladesh

Mishthi Music presents a compilation benefit album with South Asian American musicians to bring awareness and solidarity to the rights of Bangladeshi workers and raise funds for the victims of the Rana Plaza collapse. Beats for Bangladesh will be released worldwide June 2013. ... more

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