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Posted : Nov 24, 2004 00:28
Hello every one, i recieved this mail from the synergy crew. I would like to pass on the word.
Please help if you can, Thank you
THIS IS AN URGENT AND EMOTIONAL APPEAL TO EVERYONE INVOLVED OR ANYONE
THAT ATTENDED THE LAST SYNERGY ON FRIDAY 19TH NOV. MY GREY BACKPACK WAS
TAKEN FROM BEHIND THE STAGE 10 MINUTES AFTER I PERFORMED, AT 8AM. IT
CONTAINED MY INSTRUMENT MY COSTUMES AND MY PHONE.
My name is Alia Andreadis, I am part of the Costa Urbana crew that were
arranging what is normally the Chill Out room at the SEOne, at the
Synergy on Friday. I had booked the bands and some of the djs but was also
performing dancing flamenco, Bollywood and Middle Eastern. At 7:45am
(Saturday) I did my last performance on stage playing the Zimbabwean
MBIRA, finished around 8am packed my stuff back behind the stage and for 5
to 10 minutes turned my back to it to talk to some people from the
audience, only to realise when I checked again that my bag was gone from
behind the stage. It is just really so sad that after such a nice night
and positive vibe something so negative and unfair should happen to
someone that worked so hard for this night.
I DON’T CARE WHO IT IS THAT TOOK IT OR WHY, I REALISE THIS MIGHT EVEN
JUST BE A MISTAKE.
PLEASE!… I DON’T CARE ABOUT MY NEW PHONE OR MY COSTUMES…IT IS MY
INSTRUMENT! MY MBIRA WAS THE MOST PRECIOUS MATERIAL THING I EVER OWNED! Part
of my soul is in there.
Also it will be extremely hard and will take me a few months to get
another one like it, a situation which practically immobilises me
Please, people out there, if this instrument comes your way, send it to
DESCRIPTION OF LOST ITEM: It is small in size, made out of a flat
wooden rectangular board on which are fastened 25 metal slats of various
size, each producing a different note when struck by the player’s finger.
The mbira was in a small fabric bag of its own and in a grey small
backpack which also contained two flamenco skirts, Indian traditional
clothing and jewelery, a brand new Motorola phone and some herbal remedies.
(!) You can find an image of this instrument attached in this message.
If this was a thief that took it, there is a chance that he was only
interested in the mobile phone and just left the rest. Please if anyone
comes across the mbira it is the only thing I really hope I see again.
I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO GIVE A FINANCIAL REWARD TO WHOEVER FINDS
MY MBIRA AND SENDS IT TO ME.
This mbira is also distinguished my the jack lead-in plug I made and
fitted on its left side, and have stuck the sound receptors at the back
and also stickers with my details and and a note I had written in case I
lost it. It is a very special instrument which means the world to me.
I HAVE WRITTEN ALL MY CONTACTS AT THE BACK OF THE MBIRA but in case
someone has taken those stickers off in order to sell it or something…
Here are the details of where you can contact me or send this instrument
if it comes your way:
ALIA ANTHEA ANDREADIS
c/o: DAVID HUGHES HEAD OF THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT
THE SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES
THORNHAUGH ST RUSSELL SQUARE LONDON WC1H 0XG
Or please call me on 02075802730 or 07729483326, my numbers in the UK
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