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Jason Mraz is to play a free concert in Burma to raise awareness about human trafficking. The singer-songwriter will perform an outdoor show at the foot of Shwedagon Pagoda in People's Square, Yangon on December 16. Rolling Stone reports that the concert will also feature a number of local acts. Mraz is believed to be the first international artist to play an open-air concert in the country. The 35-year-old said of the invitation: "I'm going there with an enormous amount of gratitude and respect, and I hope we can actually make a difference." He added: "I hope it's also a testament to the songs. I've always wanted my songs to be about healing and self-empowerment, and if this is the way MTV is acknowledging that, then I am incredibly grateful." Mraz became interested in anti-trafficking activism in 2008 after attending the Freedom (more) »


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