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NASHVILLE, Tennessee: Jason Mraz will perform in Myanmar next month to raise awareness about human trafficking.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will headline a free outdoor concert on Dec. 16 at People’s Square in Yangon, at the base of Shwedagon Pagoda.
Mraz is believed to be the first international artist to perform an open-air concert in the Asian country, which is emerging from decades of repression.
The show is hosted by MTV EXIT, the music channel’s initiative to raise awareness about human trafficking and exploitation.
Mraz says he’s going to Yangon “with an enormous amount of gratitude and respect, and I hope we can actually make a difference.”
The show will be broadcast on Myanmar national TV and will air on MTV’s international network in 2013. -- AP