Hong Kong Artists Association gathered over 300 singers and artists to participate in the Artistes 3.11 Love Beyond Borders Candlenight last night. The 3 hour charity show for the Japan disaster relief broadcast live from 7-10pm. As it got later in the night, the donated amount went higher, nearly 100,000 citizens supported. Jackie Chan personally donated HK$3 million and by the end of the 3 hour charity show, the total amount donated was $18,599,250.
Besides HK artists, international artists such as Wonder Girls and Rain’s mentor made a special trip to HK to participate in this special event. However, Mainland artists were no where to be seen. Eric Tsang was asked if it’s because of the Chinese-Japanese relations? He said: “We contacted Mainland artists earlier, and they responded saying they may hold their own charity event, so we did not invite them. This time, the Hong Kong’s disaster relief is aimed towards artists from all over the Asian region.”
Although Joey Yung is busy recording her new songs, she still took time off to attend the event and sang Joy of the North in both Japanese and Mandarin. Joey said: “I was in the middle of recording songs, but because I wasn’t able to go record for the theme song earlier, I told myself that I must attend the candlenight to support Japan. (Cried after watching the disaster clips?) My emotions came out at the time it happened, things in this world is unpredictable, we should spend each day happily. We should all help the victims to reconstruct their homeland and deal with the aftermath. We have to let the Japanese know that the whole world is supporting them.”
Source: Oriental Daily, Mingpao
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU