Jason Mraz to make historic appearance in Myanmar

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 16 at 10:05 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Mraz will perform in Myanmar next month to raise awareness about human trafficking.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will headline a free outdoor concert on Dec. 16 at People's Square in Yangon, at the base of Shwedagon Pagoda.

Mraz is believed to be the first international artist to perform an open-air concert in the country. The show includes local acts and is hosted by MTV EXIT, the music channel's initiative to raise awareness about human trafficking and exploitation.

Mraz hosted a similar concert in the Philippines last year. He says he's going to Yangon "with an enormous amount of gratitude and respect, and I hope we can actually make a difference."

The show will be broadcast on Myanmar national TV and will air on MTV's international network in 2013.

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