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Belfast concert calls on G8 leaders to end poverty

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 01:12

Belfast anti-poverty concert featuring Two Door Cinema Club in Northern Ireland calls on the G8 power group to focus on world hunger. Edward Baran reports.

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Northern Irish indie-rock band Two Door Cinema Club headlined an anti-poverty concert on Saturday in Belfast, designed to put pressure on G8 leaders meeting nearby to tackle world hunger. The trio flew in direct from a gig in Barcelona to play at the 'BIG IF BELFAST' concert to help promote the cause in front of a home audience. SOUNDBITE, Alex Trimble, Two Door Cinema Club, saying (English): "It's a wonderful project, it's a wonderful effort, so we're doing the best we can to be as big a part of it as we can." Senegalese singer and campaigner Baaba Maal also performed at the event, hoping to highlight how his homeland needs the help of the world's richest countries. SOUNDBITE, Baaba Maal, singer, saying (English): "We would need to come here to talk about it because when we come to the G8 with all this campaigning we must be able to make these leaders of the world take action and take the right decision." The event's organisers said that the "IF" campaign, which consists of some 200 organisations and charities, was an example of how solidarity of the people could put enough pressure on the world's leaders to prompt action.

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Belfast concert calls on G8 leaders to end poverty

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 01:12