Buzzard favorites Kesselgarden and the Klein Party reunite for an evening of klezmer music to benefit Turkey and Syria. These nations are still recovering from a devastating earthquake in early February. In addition to in-person seating, the event will also be live-streamed. Attendees and home-viewers will be provided direct-donation links to four carefully vetted charitable organizations: Doctors Without Borders, GlobalGiving, International Rescue Committee, and Direct Relief.

The Music

KESSELGARDEN: Kesselgarden Home


The Cause

About the crisis from
“In the early morning of February 6, a severe earthquake shook southern Turkey, also known as Türkiye, near the Syrian border. As first responders worked to save lives amid the devastation, hundreds of strong aftershocks followed.

Additionally, just two weeks later on February 20th, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Hatay province, southern Turkey. Tremors were felt in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, with reports of more buildings collapsing and further fatalities.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been directly impacted across Turkey, Syria and neighboring Lebanon. Humanitarian needs in the region, which hosts many people displaced by the 12-year conflict in Syria, were already high before these earthquakes deepened the existing crisis.

Donate Now

  • GlobalGiving
    • Providing short- and long-term economic relief, emotional support, food and shelter.
  • Direct Relief
    • Providing help in poverty- and disaster-stricken areas.

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