Two huge charity concerts are currently being organized to raise money for victims of the unfolding disaster in Japan.

March 27 will see Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Sonic Youth and a host of music acts including Mike Patton, Cibo Matto, Mephista, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, Aleph Trio, John Zorn and many more play a Japan Benefit Concert at Miller Theatre at Columbia University in New York.

More than a dozen innovative artists at the intersection of indie rock, contemporary jazz, and avant-garde performance will come together at Miller Theatre to present a benefit concert to support recovery efforts in Japan.

“The tragedy and devastation is really overwhelming,” says John Zorn, who has organized and will host the evening. “I’ve always felt a strong personal connection to Japan, and I’m just glad to be able to do my part to help. It should be an amazing night.”

Both the performers and the theater are donating their services, ensuring that 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit near Sendai on March 11. Funds will be donated to the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

Find out more here.

Then, on April 9, Lou Reed will headline a 12-hour show at New York’s Japan Society headquarters. The show will also include Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson. More information is available here.

Yesterday, Sandra Bullock donated $1 million to the Red Cross, and Jack Johnson made a $50,000 charity donation.

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