Many people will have seen the above Youtube video that circulated a few months earlier.  It was made by Beyond the Border, Behind the Men, a project that celebrates the otherwise anonymous and invisible Bangladeshi migrant workers in our midst.

Now the BTBBTM music team is having their first concert, The Exchange, on the 23 November 2012 to which the public can go. Here’s the blurb lifted from their Facebook page:

The BTBBTM music team would be having our first concert, The Exchange, on the 23rd November 2012. Expect a myriad of genres – from rock to pop to indie and even folk music. Our nine men band, consisting of five Singaporeans and four Bangladeshis are ready to rock and roll. Are you in?

Come down with an open mind and generous heart as we embark on this little initiative to raise funds to keep Dibashram going. Dibashram is a recreational space in Little India, above the Isthana restaurant, where the Special Pass men go to for some down time after their daily meals with [Transient Workers Count Too’s] Cuff Road Project. It is also the place where we hung out with the Bangladeshi migrant men and discovered their talents.

Dibashram is currently run and funded by two big-hearted individuals, Debbie Fordyce and Mohsin, who saw the need for a place where the men could engage in some recreation, music, solidarity and find brief respite in a little space that they can call their own. We are totally on board with that vision as well.

Venue : The Hub, Singapore National Youth Council, Singapore 238165 (beside SCAPE, Somerset)
Date : 23rd November 2012
Time : 7.30pm

 So mark your diary and have an enjoyable evening, for a good cause.