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Friday
Nov162012

Jason Mraz to Play Historic Show in Myanmar to Combat Human Trafficking

Emily Shur/Atlantic RecordsJason Mraz will make history this December.  The singer will perform in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, on December 16, in order to raise awareness of human trafficking.  The free concert -- the first open air show by an international artist in that country's history -- will air as part of MTV World Stage in early 2013.

Jason's concert will take place at the Yangon People's Square, at the base of the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, which is 2,600 years old.  Joining him will be some local artists, as well as speakers who work to fight human trafficking in Myanmar.  Fans can win a trip to see the show by checking out details posted at MTVExit.org.

Jason has fought against human trafficking for some time now, and has worked with organizations in Ghana and The Philippines to combat it.   More than 20 million people live in slavery worldwide -- the majority of whom are women and children -- and Myanmar and Southeast Asia are particularly affected by this crime.

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