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Published: 2014/08/18

Ben Harper to Play Benefit Show in New York City

Ben Harper will play a fundraiser show on September 19 for the nonprofit New Light India at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. The evening will benefit the organization’s community development of the “Boys Home Project” based in Kalighat, India.

Pre-sale tickets will be available August 19 at 10 AM via Ticketmaster using the password “newlight.” General on-sale begins August 22 at 10 AM.

Founded in 2000 by Urmi Basu, New Light India provides shelter, educational opportunities, recreational facilities, healthcare and legal aid for the girls and women in Kalighat, notorious for its red light district.

In a statement posted to his website, Harper said, “New Light has been doing incredible work for years protecting and educating young girls that are vulnerable to sexual exploitation. They have recently expanded their mission to serve young boys who are also at risk of perpetuating this terrible epidemic or becoming victims themselves.”

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