03 Jan 2024
by es.team | News
Fontaines DC, Massive Attack, and Young Fathers are collaborating on an exclusive, limited edition vinyl record in support of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) emergency operations in Gaza and the West Bank. This 12” release includes material from Fontaines DC and Massive Attack/Young Fathers, featuring a unique ceasefire sleeve design by 3D of Massive Attack. The initiative also involves a limited-edition, artist-signed large-print sale of the sleeve artwork.
The reverse sleeve of the vinyl displays poignant words written on a hospital whiteboard in Gaza by Dr. Mahmoud Abu Nujaila, a Doctors Without Borders medic, whose words depicting the desperation of medical professionals and civilians in Gaza went viral before he tragically lost his life in a strike a few weeks later.
Fontaines DC, Massive Attack, and Young Fathers have generously donated their music to support Doctors Without Borders in Gaza, urging an immediate ceasefire in the region and expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people enduring a harsh military occupation. All profits from this project will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (UK), with an expected total donation exceeding £150,000. The EP releases 1st of March.
3D of Massive Attack emphasized the EP as a tribute to the brave Doctors Without Borders medics, acknowledging their remarkable work amid unimaginable circumstances. Fontaines DC added their voice to the global call for a ceasefire, underscoring the critical role Doctors Without Borders plays on the ground in Gaza, risking their lives to provide vital care to those affected by indiscriminate attacks.
Natalie Roberts, MSF Executive Director, expressed gratitude to Massive Attack, Fontaines DC, and Young Fathers for their support, highlighting the catastrophic civilian harm caused by Israel's strikes on Gaza and the urgent need for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire. This initiative aims to raise awareness and funds for Doctors Without Borders, emphasizing the crucial role they play in the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.