SEP 23, 2013 – Activist-musician Jason Mraz spoke out against human slavery and played a concert in Burma/Myanmar on March 8, 2013, and the crowd and concert was huge and electrifying. It was all recorded in HD and is now airing on VH1 Palladia, check your local listings. The concert was in one of the most inaccessible places on the planet, near the 2,600-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda, in the People's Park in Burma, or Myanmar. Myanmar's military government does not allow freedom of expression and thought, so this was extraordinary. The concert was meant to be a huge statement against human trafficking, or slavery, which is a terrible scourge in Asia and around the world. Jason Mraz came out on stage with a "Slavery Sucks" t-shirt and also filmed a PSA speaking out against slavery, and is trying to raise awareness on this issue so we can eradicate this horrible practice. MTV has formed "MTV Exit", an organization dedicated to ending slavery; and you can learn more about the concert, their efforts, and even Tweets and Facebook posts from fans in the audience about their memories of that special night, as well as watch Jason's PSA against slavery on their website they created. Check out the MTV Exit website here, also check out the post about the event on MTV News.
Check out Jason Mraz from the concert in the People's Park performing "The Freedom Song"below, and leave a comment on JTMP's Facebook Page here. (photo credit: Ralf-Andre Lettau/CC)