The Bosnian Rape Benefit Concert
The Cow Palace, San fransisco, CA, April 9, 1993
On April 9, 1993 the band raised over fifty thousand dollars at a benefit at the Cow Palace in San Francisco for the Tresnjevka Woman's Group, an organization based in the Croatian city of Zagreb that assists rape survivors. As part of the vicious campaign of "ethnic cleansing," Serbian soldiers had been systematically raping Muslim women so that they would eventually have Serbian babies. The victims are often mutilated, their children murdered right in front of them.

The benefit was Krist's idea. "I was really pissed off by everything I'd been reading and nobody was doing anything about it," he says. After some initial encouragement from Courtney, he started putting together the show, which also featured the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, the Breeders and L-7.

[C.A.Y.A. - p.335]

Contributions can still be made to the Nirvana-sponsored Balkan Women's Aid Fund,
800 Fifth Ave., Box 100, Seattle, WA 98109
* At least, they could be as of May 1993... Follow the link above to find other information and ways you can help

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Rock Against Rape Benefit Concert
Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA, September 1993

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love made a surprise appearance at a Rock Against Rape benefit concert at Hollywood's Club Lingerie in early September, 1993.

The five-hour concert, benefiting First Strike Rape Prevention, an L.A.-based nonprofit organization providing complete self-defense training for women, featured a powerful acoustic set by Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano, poetry by Exene Cervenka, and an hour of pounding punk from 7 Year Bitch.

The crown prince and princess of le grunge had never performed together in public before. Love played two new tunes, "Doll Parts" and "Miss World," on heavily fuzzed electric guitar and was then joined onstage by Cobain, whom she introduced as "my husband, Yoko," and later quipped, "Kurt is leaving me for Winona."

The pair played an intense acoustic version of "Pennyroyal Tea," off of Nirvana's new album, In Utero, and then closed with a rousing cover of folk-blues legend Leadbelly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?"

[Entertainment Weekly, Oct. 1993]

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