International Recording Artists Unite to Support Ukraine: Benefit Concert with a Chestermere Connection

An A list of Costa Rican musical talent and recording artists from across the globe are joining forces on October 13, 2023 to support the people of Ukraine.


Thank you. My name is Bruce Callow, I am from Brentwood in Calgary but live in Costa Rica.

I am organizing a benefit concert for Ukraine and we are proud to have a very special Canadian band in our team called YYC. YYC’s drummer, Christian Dallaire,  is from Chestermere and they will be performing their song in the live streamed concert from his studio in Chestermere. I attach the concert posters and a link to an article about the concert. YYC is a highly skilled Rush tribute band and they will be performing the song “Closer to the Heart.”

Donations for our October 13 benefit concert can be made through the Canadian registered NGO Amigo Relief Missions, at the link below.

In the Optional Message section please write Callow Mission.  

The charity organization being supported by the funds generated is Amigo Relief Missions, which has a long history of delivering development projects in Ukraine. This concert follows the benefit Callow organized in his hometown of Calgary last November which raised funds to purchase a diesel generator for a Lviv orphanage and medical supplies for a field hospital in eastern Ukraine.
The live streamed concert kicks off on October 13 at 5:30 pm Ukraine time (8:30 am Costa Rica time). Callow takes the stage live at 7pm Ukraine time.

Join the Watch Party here!

Paco Jimenez had this to say about performing in the concert, “For me and my band it is a privilege to be able to be part of an event with humanitarian purposes in support of the people of Ukraine.”
Edin Solis of Editus commented, “Editus is happy and honored to be involved in this benefit concert to support the people of Ukraine and to see that other Costa Rican musicians are involved. These types of cultural events are a show of solidarity, bring countries together and create more public awareness. We strongly condemn this absurd war and stand in solidarity with those who are affected.”
Bruce Callow said, “This is going to be a fun concert for a serious purpose and we invite people everywhere to organize their own watch parties and collect donations. I want to thank all the bands for volunteering their time and to the Korzo pub in Lviv for allowing this event to happen.”
Donations can be made in advance of the concert through the Canadian registered NGO Amigo Relief Missions, at the link below. The currency used on this site is Canadian dollars.

In the Optional Message section please write Callow Mission.
Complete list of performers:

Mario Maisonnave Costa Rica/Los Angeles
Annemarie Borg London
Norichika Horie Tokyo
YYC Calgary
The Color Up Los Angeles
Paco Jimenez Costa Rica/Los Angeles
Erik Hendin New York City
This Must Be The Place Warsaw /Madrid
William Is Chicago
Luigi Flores Miami/Costa Rica
The Pushers (of music) Falkland Islands
PBD Harrisburg
Kniki Perth
Nancy Kelel Azusa, St Ignace
Peregrino Gris Costa Rica
Bruce Callow Lviv

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