Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer and Filter Magazine, in partnership with Mirrored Media, will host a benefit for International Medical Corps’ Japan relief efforts at Hollywood’s Club Bardot. The event Thursday night features celebrity DJs, including KCRW’s Jason Bentley and Chris Douridas, musical acts, and a surprise band and surprise DJ to be announced. All proceeds go to Los Angeles-based International Medical Corps, a humanitarian organization that provides health care and training to people impacted by war, natural disaster and disease in 28 countries around the world.
“When natural disasters and humanitarian crises devastate communities, International Medical Corps is one of the first organizations on the ground with a medical staff to immediately help the survivors of these tragedies,” said Zimmer, whose credits include “Inception,” “The Dark Knight,”, “Gladiator,” and “The Last Samurai.” “I have supported their lifesaving work in Haiti and elsewhere, and hope the event tonight raises necessary awareness and funds so that International Medical Corps can continue to assist the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.”
A roster of celebrity DJs and musicians will perform throughout the evening including: Princeton, DJ Rap and Static Revenger (performing together for the first time), Darren Emerson, EC Twins, Jessy Greene, Tina Guo, Lili Haydn, as well as Bentley and Douridas.
“We are extremely grateful to Hans Zimmer, Filter Magazine, Club Bardot and the many DJs and performers who have lent their talents and support to our relief and recovery efforts in Japan,” said International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy A. Aossey. “Although Japan has significant capacity to handle emergencies, the sheer magnitude of the earthquake and tsunami has compelled our response. The incredible generosity we have seen from our supporters will go a long way in helping us alleviate the suffering of the Japanese people and assist them in rebuilding their lives.”
International Medical Corps’ emergency response teams immediately deployed to Japan after the disaster and have been assessing the needs of isolated coastal villages. Teams are delivering critical supplies including medications, baby food, and communications equipment. The organization will continue to work to fill essential gaps – such as providing psychological support – and if needed, will deploy four medical teams currently on standby. International Medical Corps is also providing logistical support and technical expertise to Japanese health authorities based on more than 25 years of experience in disaster response, including following the 2004 Southeast Asian Tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.