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The National helps raise money to support Syrian refugees

Hamilton event raises money to support arts and athletics programs for the children of Syrian refugee families


 

Welcome to Hamilton, a fundraiser to support arts and athletics programs for the children of Syrian refugee families, took place June 3 at New Vision United Church on Main Street. Headlined by The National, and organized by the folks behind the annual Supercrawl festival in the city, the event raised more than $50,000. A few images of the concert via Scott Feschuk:

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Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene.


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The singer-songwriter Hayden, whose performance included a moving version of The Tragically Hip’s Ahead By a Century.


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The National perform Bloodbuzz Ohio, their opening number.


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The National’s Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner.


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Matt Berninger, lead singer of the indie rock group The National, which the following night would headline the Field Trip festival at Fort York in Toronto.


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The National at New Vision United Church in Hamilton.


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The National, as is tradition, end their show with a sing-along version of Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks.



 
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