Rhino Records will release the double CD featuring 27 tracks on October 26. Proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit the non-profit U.S. Campaign For Burma.
Since 1988 Aung San Suu Kyi has led the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma campaigning for democracy and human rights against one of the worlds most brutal military regimes. Known to many as Asias Nelson Mandela, she is a symbol of hope for those struggling for freedom around the world, and received the Nobel Peace Prize for her nonviolent work to restore human rights to a country ravaged by military rule. She has spent the majority of the past 14 years placed under house arrest by Burmas repressive junta, and thousands of her supporters have been arrested, tortured and killed. Yet she is more than an activist--she's elected. She led her political party the National League for Democracy to an 82% victory in Burma's last election--the military regime annulled the results.18 October 2004 at 5:12pm