ELECTRIC BURMA Concert
18 JUNE 2012/LIVE IN DUBLIN

Aung San Suu Kyi

Nearly a quarter century of house arrest, imprisonment and attempts to silence her have failed. Hers is the voice of conscience and nonviolence for the world.

The Concert

The concert documentary film, shot with 8 cameras, will be available soon on DVD and will be screened on TV. RTE 2 in Ireland will show the TV version on December 27th for the first time.

It captures Aung San Suu Kyi’s historic visit, remarkable story and the extarordinary music concert celebrating her visit to Dublin in June 2012 – her first to Europe in 24 years, having spent 15 of the past 22 years under house arrest as a political prisoner in her native Burma. It was the first concert ever held in her honour and in her presence outside of Burma.

Over 30 international acts performed music, dance and spoken word. Highlights include:

- musical performances by Bono, Damien Rice, Lupe Fiasco, Bob Geldof, Angelique Kidjo, Gerry Wonda, Carl Carlton and others.

- special dance performance by Riverdance.

- the presentation of the Amnesty International ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Award by Bono to Aung San Suu Kyi and a short very personal and intimate speech by Aung San Suu Kyi.

- spoken word by Vanessa Redgrave, Saoirse Ronan and (Game of Thrones) Jack Gleeson.

ELECTRIC BURMA FEATURED ALL-STAR LINE-UP OF ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, ACTORS, AND PERFORMERS

UNPRESCEDENTED DUBLIN CONCERT CELEBRATED THE LIFE AND WORK OF AUNG SAN SUU KYI

BONO PRESENTED RENOWNED BURMESE NOBEL LAUREATE WITH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S PRESTIGIOUS AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE AWARD

DIVERSE ROSTER INCLUDED BOB GELDOF, DAMIEN RICE, VANESSA REDGRAVE, LUPE FIASCO, ANGELIQUE KIDJO, AND MORE

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL COMMEMORATIVE SONG “TOAST TO FREEDOM” PERFORMED BY CARL CARLTON AND OTHERS

Artists from all corners of the globe were on hand for Electric Burma: A Concert for Aung San Suu Kyi on June 18th at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Organized and promoted by Bill Shipsey, the extraordinary event was a celebration of Nobel Peace Prize recipient and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi.

All profits from Electric Burma will go to Amnesty International and the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Trust for Health and Education.

“The unprecedented interest in Electric Burma and the demand for tickets is a testimony to the affection of the Irish people for Aung San Suu Kyi,” says Shipsey, founder of Amnesty International’s global artist engagement program, Art For Amnesty. “Her courage and leadership have been a source of inspiration not only to people in Ireland but all those who value democracy, freedom of speech and an end to military rule.”

Electric Burma was highlighted by Aung San Suu Kyi’s acceptance of Amnesty International’s prestigious Ambassador of Conscience Award, conferred on individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the fight to protect and promote human rights. Longtime Amnesty International campaigner Bono, who initially announced Aung San Suu Kyi as an Ambassador of Conscience during U2’s 2009 concert at Dublin’s Croke Park, made the presentation. Previous recipients of the Ambassador of Conscience Award have included Václav Havel, Mary Robinson, Nelson Mandela, Peter Gabriel, and U2.

A stunning array of artists from the worlds of music, cinema, art, and dance took the stage. Among them were such iconic performers and activists as Bob Geldof, Damien Rice, Angelique Kidjo, Lupe Fiasco, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Gleeson (of HBO’s Game of Thrones), Tibetan singer/songwriter Yungchen Lhamo, violinist Sarah Nemtanu, cellist Vyvienne Long, pianist Romain Descharmes, Ireland’s own Riverdance and the Co-Musical Producers Gerry Wonda and Carl Carlton

Electric Burma further included a very special live performance of “Toast To Freedom,” the exclusive commemorative song celebrating the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International. The unique multi-artist rendition featured an all-star band led by the song’s writer, veteran guitarist/producers and Electric Burma Co-Musical Producer Carl Carlton (Robert Palmer, Eric Burdon, Keb Mo).

“It was a great honor perform ‘Toast To Freedom’ for Aung Saan Su Kyi,” said Carlton. “She stands for everything I believe in and fight and write for. She is not only a guiding light but a voice for every soul in this universe in the name of human rights. She is the spirit of ‘Toast To Freedom’.”

As if all that weren’t enough, a noteworthy roster of talent was also involved behind the scenes. Electric Burma saw the musical co-production from Grammy Award-winner Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis (U2, The Black Eyed Peas, T.I.), while the event was filmed by Dig For Fire founder Natalie Johns, an acclaimed broadcaster, director, and creative executive known for her work with such superstars as Jay-Z, Peter Gabriel, and The Rolling Stones. In addition, renowned Catalan artist and filmmaker Lluís Danés has especially created the concert’s artistic direction and set design.

Electric Burma was being held to mark Aung San Suu Kyi’s first trip to Europe in more than two decades. The European visit saw the Burmese opposition politician and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD) accepting at long last the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize she received while having been imprisoned or under house arrest for almost 15 of the 21 years from July 1989 until her most recent release in November 2010. She was only recently granted a passport by the Burmese government, allowing her to travel abroad for the first time since 1988.

More than just a celebration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s remarkable life’s work, Electric Burma also stands as an important opportunity to echo the powerful message that she and Amnesty International have long supported: that human rights matter.

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The Line-up & Credits

Bono

Bono

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco

Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof

Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

Damien Rice

Damien Rice

Riverdance

Riverdance

Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson

Yungchen Lhamo

Yungchen Lhamo

Sarah Nemtanu

Sarah Nemtanu

Vyvienne Long

Vyvienne Long

Romain Descharmes

Romain Descharmes

Declan O'Rourke

Declan O

Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Donal Lunny

Donal Lunny

Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes

Wu'er Kaixi

Wu

Dublin Gospel Choir

Dublin Gospel Choir

Khin Thant Han

Khin Thant Han

Carl Carlton

Carl Carlton

Jerry Wonda

Jerry Wonda



The Credits

Executive Producer and Promoter
Bill Shipsey

Co-Executive Producers
Gaby Smyth
Harry Crosbie
Jochen Wilms
Julie Yannatta

Director
Natalie Johns

Art Director
Lluis Danes Roca

Associate Producer
Matthew Shipsey

Executive Talent Producer
Jessica Harley

Film Producer
Benoit Toulemonde

Event Producer
Zoe Cook

Musical Producers
Bob Clearmountain
Bono
Carl Carlton
Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis

Live Recording
Bob Clearmountain and Brandon Duncan

Audio Mixing
Bob Clearmountain assisted by Brandon Duncan

Production Manager
Paula Byrne

Artists in Alphabetical Order

Angelique Kidjo
Alan Ross
Anna Devine
Arden ‘Keyz’ Altino
Ashley Anderson
Bob Geldof
Bono
Carl Carlton
Claire Connellan
Claire Kelly
Damien Rice
Declan O’Rourke
Donal Lunny
Emma Farrell
Ingrid Berman Marin
Jack Gleeson
Janet Moran
Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis
Joanne Mc Grath
Joey Mc Aleer
Gaby Moreno
Harold O’Neal
Karen O Gorman
Kate Tempest
Khin Thant Han
Leon Higgins
Lisa Morrin
Lupe Fiasco
Max Buskohl
Martin Hayes
Michael Mittermeier
Nazanin Afshin Jam
Pascal Kravetz
Romain Descharmes
Sarah Nemantu
Saoirse Ronan
Sinead Conway
Suzanne Mc Donald
Therese Dunne
Vanessa Redgrave
Vyvienne Long
Wayne Sheehy
Wu’er Kaixi
Yungchen Lhamo
Zackary Alford
Zarganar

Orchestra
Gerard Peregrine
Istvan Barnecz
Joanne Quigley
Karen Dervan
Ken Rice
Lisa Dowdall
Louis Roden
Malachy Robinson
Mary McCague
Rachel Du
Sokol Koka
Tara McNeill

Orchestra Conductor
Andrew Crowley

Dublin Gospel Choir
Alan Ross
Anna Devine
Claire Connellan
Claire Kelly
Emma Farrell
Joey Mc Aleer
Joanne Mc Grath
Karen O’Gorman
Lisa Morrin
Sinead Conway
Suzanne McDonald
Therese Dunne

Riverdance
Breandán deGallai
Siobhan Manson
Patrick Coyne
Brendan Dorris
Anthony Fallon
Barry John Gallagher
James Keating
John Lonergan
Shaun Kelly
Patrick O’Mahony
Padraic Moyles

Director of Photography
Julien Jaunet

Lighting Director
Joan Teixido

Documentary DOP
Dave Miller

Camera Supervisor
Thomas Lallier

Cameras
Bill Corkey
Declan Emerson
Fergal O’Hanlon
Fionn Mac Ghiolla Chuda
John Dunne
Ronan Fox
Ronan Lee
Tim Hood

Utilities
Declan King
Simon Culliton

Assistant Cameras
Diarmuid Galvin
Donata Ferario
Trevor Whelan

Video World
Connor Lynch

Ticketing/Aftershow Receptions
Lucy Macnamara
Erin Callahan

Talent Coordinator
Sorcha O’Reilly

Stage Management
Liam McCarthy
Terry Power

Communications/PR
Jim Walsh
Martin Mackin
Melanie Verwoerd
Sile Murphy

Production Co-Ordinators
Justine Sementzeff
Maire Ni Chuinneagain

Production Assistants
Cianna O’Connell
Eoghan Mac Donagh

Gallery PA
Irene Hayden

AFM’s
Aoife Carolan
Elaine Byrne

Artist Liaison
Alex O’Connor
Billy Rooney
Caoimhe Loftus
Clara Purcell
Emma Ryan
Grace Barry
Jamie Gormley
Jenna O’Neil
John May
Linnea Bel Maguire
Oonagh Fitzgibbon
Rob Devlin
Siobhan Margolis

Transportation
Derek Manley

FOH Sound
Litton Lane
Terry Heron
Paul “mini” Moore
Stu Condron
Doreen Mehan
John Chisholm
Paul Keagan
Murt Murphy
Steven Montgomery

Bono Production Team

Live Producer
Declan Gaffney
Pro-Tools
Marc Carolan
Guitar Tech
Dallas Schoo
Monitor Engineer
Keith Cookman
Teleprompter
Diarmuid O’Grady
Crew Chief
Sam O’Sullivan

Jerry ‘Wonda’ Production Team
Stage/Technical Manager
Peabo Wimbush
Pro Tools
Serge ‘Sergical’ Tsai
Guitar Tech
Klaus Fehr
Rehearsal and Performance Coordinator
Kristin Peterson

Rehearsal Studio Team
Platinum Sound Recording Studio NYC
Serge ‘Sergical’ Tsai
Terrie-Ann DaCosta
Tyler Bunting
Jamell Isidor
Brendan Mc Dougnagh

Production Design Santamandra

Line Producer
Sara Tibau Aguila
Assistant Art Director
Helena Casas Costa
Assistant Set Design
Carles Berga Arenas
Dance Assistant
Anna Marin Fabrega
Arcs Construccions
Jaume Archs Roca
Antoni Arjona Aguilar
Flying Director
Josep Maria Pruna Canadas

Photographers
Kevin Abosch
Christian Barz
Alexandria Jackson
Joao Pina

Amnesty International
Salil Shetty
Thomas Schultz-Jagow
Steve Crawshaw
Colm O’Gorman
Noeleen Hartigan
Bernadette McParland
John Peder Egenes

Security
Principal Solutions

Communications
Mobile Radio Links

Catering
Leo Nolan

Hair & Make Up
Lynda Strain
Claire Donnelly
Maria Campbell

Equipment
Apogee Electronics Corp. – Betty Bennett
Duesenberg Guitars – Dieter Gölsdorf
THC Amps – Thomas Eich
T Rex Engineering – Michael Pagaard
Panavision Dublin – John Higgins
Visual Impact Paris
Photocinerent

Legal
Cliff Fluet

Sound Mobile
Sweetspot Music
Ulf Ronneberger

Mastered By
Etienne Pozzo

Editors
Rod Main
Thomas Lallier
Ermanno Corrado

Editor Assistant
Nayim Saati

Graphic Design
Sébastien Wyseur

Colorist
David Bouhsira

Post Production House

Stances
Preditors Post Production

Thanks to the venue – Bord Gais Theatre

Manager – Stephen Faloon
Technical Manager – Liam Fitzgerald
Marketing – Kathy Doyle

Special Thanks
Andrew Heyn
Seamus Heaney

Mike Adamson

Lucinda Phillips
Anthony Aris
Adrienne Phillips
Marie-Laure Aris

Denis O’Brien
Paul McGuinness
Moira Shipsey
Rose Styron
Brian Celler
Moya Doherty
John McColgan
Bill Whelan
Jean Hebrail
Kevin Morris
Lisa Bonner
Bernadette Barrett
Mark Cowne
Sven Pitseys
Monica Ennis
Julian Erskine
Joe Fisher
Catherine Heaney
Ed Ludwig
Kathy Ludwig
Steve McCurrey
Martina Murray
Ciaran O’Goara
Noel Storey
Tommy Breen
Owen O’Sullivan
David McCann
Philip King
Tina Moran
Dermot Desmond
Declan Ryan
Kevin O’Sullivan
Edward O’Rourke
Anthony Winfield
Brian Scally
Alexander Braun
Agnieszka Walorska
Kevin Greene
Eva Conroy

The Causes

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected.

From humble beginning, Amnesty celebrated it’s fiftieth anniversary last year and today has over three million members and supporters. It is a self-governing movement, independent of any political or social interest groups, and is funded almost entirely by its worldwide membership and public donations. Please visit www.amnesty.org to find out how you can help Amnesty realize it’s vision of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights .

DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI TRUST FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi always believed that the many accolades she has received were a recognition not so much of her own commitment to democracy and human rights, but of the struggle of the Burmese people as a whole. She was determined that she would not profit personally, and set up The Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Trust for Health and Education to receive any money that she was given, notably by the Nobel Peace Prize committee.

Even during her 15 years under house arrest the trust was able to continue its work, mainly via Prospect Burma, to many Burmese around the world. This was to help ensure that future leaders of Burma would come to continue the fight Daw Suu has dedicated her life to.

The Award

The Ambassador of Conscience Award is Amnesty International’s most prestigious human rights honour. It is conferred on individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the fight to protect and promote human rights. The award was inspired by a poem written for Amnesty International by Nobel Literature Laureate Seamus Heaney – “From The Republic of Conscience.”

Past recipients of the Award have included Vaclav Havel, Mary Robinson and Nelson Mandela.The award seeks to promote Amnesty International by association with the life, work and example of its “Ambassadors.”

Aung San Suu Kyi was announced as an Ambassador of Conscience by U2 lead singer Bono in July 2009, at a U2 concert in Dublin.