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Elan Atias of the Wailers to play Jam For Japan benefit in Hollywood

Phyllis Pollack

Many people in Japan are still in need of help a year after the earthquake.
Many people in Japan are still in need of help a year after the earthquake.
The flag of Japan
Elan Atias performs with his band.
Courtesy of Etian Atias.

Elan Atias will headline the Jam for Japan benefit concert on March 10th at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Atias and his band will perform their own material, as well as insprational songs from The Wailers.

The Musicians Institute and Relief International are holding the gig to commemorate the one year anniversary of the devastating Tohoku earthquake. All proceeds from the show will benefit music education grants, earmarked for schools still recovering from the disaster. The Jam for Japan Music Education Grants are facilitated through Relief International.

Funds from these grants will be awarded to eligible schools in the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures.

At the Jam for Japan benefit, in addition to a performance from Atias' band, Dave Wakeling will do an acoustic set, singing hits from The English Beat and General Public.

Starting at 6 pm, the Jam for Japan benefit concert be held at the Musician’s Institute Concert Hall (1655 N. McCadden Place) with a performances by Kishin Daiko drum crew (6pm), Dave Wakeling (6:15pm), an All-Star jam band (6:55pm) and headliner Elan Atias (7:45pm).

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Subsequent to the death In addition to The Wailers, Elan has collaborated with Carlos Santana, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Kenny Chesney, Matisyahu, the Dave Matthews Band and more. The Wailers for nearly a decade.

His solo album We Are continues to spread messages of positivity, peace and One Love. The album’s first single is “Step Into The Sunshine.”

Atias is one of 17 recording artists slated for the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beauties & Beats music festival on March 15.

Last April, Atias began a stint co-hosting Reggae Night at The Joint in Los Angeles.


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