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Seva Foundation Hosts Star-Studded
30th Anniversary Concert

Hosted by Wavy Gravy at the Oakland Paramount Theatre, the concert will feature
David Crosby & Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Los Lobos

BERKELEY, CA  (August 1, 2008) Seva Foundation will kick off its 30th year of service with a concert at the Oakland Paramount Theatre on Saturday, September 27, at 8:00 pm, featuring rock legends David Crosby & Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Los Lobos, along with other very special surprise guests. Concert tickets are $75, $100 and $125 and are available through Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.com/. A limited number of VIP tickets are available directly from Seva Foundation by calling 510-845-7382 x332. Visit http://www.seva.org/ for complete ticket information.

The evening will be hosted by world-famous clown, activist and Seva cofounder, Wavy Gravy, and all proceeds will benefit Seva's efforts to build sustainable and culturally informed grassroots solutions to poverty and disease in communities around the world.

“Seva has given so much help to so many thousands of people over the years," says singer Bonnie Raitt. "It's a wonderful example of love in action.” Raitt joins a long list of artists who have supported Seva’s work throughout its 30-year history.

Jackson Browne, another long-time supporter, says "Seva has made an extraordinary contribution to the world — not only through their international programs, but here in some of the most impoverished communities in North America, on Native American reservations."

"It's hard to believe we've been doing these shows for 30 years now," says Mr. Gravy, the inimitable MC of the original Woodstock festival. "But people love the music, and they love Seva. The programs are well run and the money goes just where the donors intend. With Seva, there's a neat, clean line of trust from the heart, to the wallet, to the field."

Seva Foundation is most widely known for its innovative eye care programs in Asia and Africa, which have helped nearly three million blind people to see again through affordable cataract surgeries. Seva also works with indigenous communities in Guatemala and Mexico to provide the tools and training needed to sustain clean water systems, health care, and educational opportunities. Here in the U.S., Seva partners with Native Americans who are working to build healthy communities, sustain cultural values, and protect the environment.

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Media Contact
For more information, please contact:

Aaron Simon, Communications Manager
510-845-7382 x333      asimon@seva.org

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