Lauryn Hill, Marc Anthony and Luther Vandross will shake up San Jose, California, later
this month at Aftershock, a benefit concert to raise funds for earthquake victims in El
Salvador and India.
Renowned sitarist Anoushka Shankar will also perform at the concert,
scheduled for July 29 at the Compaq Center.
Anoushka's father, Ravi Shankar, is on the planning committee for Aftershock, along with Clive Davis and Quincy Jones.
Operation USA, which distributed funds raised in the "We Are the World"
campaign, is also on board.
"Our goal is to raise $5 million, and by working with Operation
USA, we ensure that the people who have been directly affected by these
catastrophes will benefit from the event," said Mickey Shapiro, head of the
California-based non-profit organization Aftershock Aid Foundation.
Tickets for Aftershock are $60, with limited platinum and gold
circle seats also available. They include an artist reception and cost $1,040
and $525, respectively. More information is available at
Hill, who has made a handful of public appearances in recent months,
performed last week at the International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn,
New York (see "Lauryn Hill Debuts Six Songs At African Arts Fest").