In February 2020, hatred and communal violence tore India’s capital Delhi apart, resulting in the deaths of 53 people, injuries to hundreds and the loss of homes and livelihoods for over a thousand. The injured, displaced and disenfranchised are still struggling to rebuild their lives while living in fear for their safety.
Inspired by the trailblazing efforts of Ose, this collective of Indian electronic musicians has united to put together a fundraiser EP for the victims of the Delhi riots. The spirit of techno, industrial music, and the rave is an embodiment of the virtues of antifascism, inclusivity, and social equality; this compilation is our tribute to these values.
100% of funds collected from EP sales, less Bandcamp distribution costs and PayPal expenses, will be forwarded to SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association), a very established and experienced organization that is conducting relief efforts in New Delhi.
All donations will:
1. Directly go towards meeting immediate and emergent needs (food staples, sanitary needs, water, medicines).
2. Link survivors to government services such as compensation schemes, social security, death benefits and replacement of burnt/damaged documents.
3. Rebuilding livelihood opportunities by replacing lost economic assets (such as sewing machines and vending carts), and assisting in finding new work.
You can find more details about SEWA’s efforts in Delhi here:
and more current information here.
If you are able to, we encourage you to give directly to them as well. milaap.org will match 15% of your donation, resulting in a 1.15x net effect.
We will transfer all sales proceeds directly to SEWA on a weekly basis. We will also publish a report of sales proceeds and funds forwarded on a fortnightly basis till this campaign ends.
Fight the hate, spread the love, rave against the dying of the light.
SEWA is an organisation and movement that registered in 1972 of poor, self-employed women workers. These are women who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses and do not obtain salaried employment and welfare benefits. Constituting approximately 94% of the female labour force in India, these are the invisible, uncounted workers of the unorganised sector. You can find more information about the organisation at www.sewa.org.