IL. (Club 2X Records) - Indian pop artist Reggie Benjamin
his support to the Kids of HOPE gala to raise funds for Tsunami Relief
at The Regent Beverly Wilshire
performed his original
song "Too Soon," which he wrote in dedication to those who lost their
lives in the tsunami disaster. Benjamin's cousin, who was effected by
the disaster, still remains at large. Entertainer John Tesh, whose
family visited the region immediately following the disaster, also
performed a touching tribute during the gala. Princess Bride star -
Anne Hathaway was among the evening's highlights with her positive
words of wisdom.
Chicago native, Reggie Benjamin, who records
for Club 2X Records, is the first Indian pop artist to land on the
Billboard charts. His impressive rise has been chronicled by E!
Entertainment in a special featured program which names Benjamin
among the Top 10 most influential Indians living in America.
Grammy-winning producer Maurice Joshua (Crazy In Love w/Beyonce and
Jay-Z) along with Benjamin, composed and produced "Too Soon," which was
inspired by a true story of a father watching his 8-year-old being
swept away during the tsunami disaster.
The Kids of HOPE benefit
proceeds will go to the Sambodhi Home in Galle, a shelter for
physically and mentally disabled children and adults. Nearly half of
the one hundred residents of the home died in the tsunami, drowning in
their beds or swept away in the torrents of water that battered coastal