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Alexander takes part in the charity song for refugees “Når Båten Seiler Inn”


(When The Boat Comes In)

Several of Norway’s most popular artists have recorded the song “Når Båten Seiler Inn”. All the incomes goes to the Norwegian Church Aid’s work for refugees. Continue reading Alexander takes part in the charity song for refugees “Når Båten Seiler Inn”

CANCELLED – Alexander to perform at Benefit Gala in Dallas, Texas

We have got a message from he organizer of the charity concert:

“Sorry to inform you that this event has been cancelled. The contract with Alexander was signed and everything was in order, but unfortunately the biggest sponsor had to withdraw the support. Postponment was an option for Alexander, but the organizer didn’t see any possible new sponsor in the nearest future, so they decided to cancel instead.

As a replacement another organizer was contacted for a regular concert, and he was interested. But after a while he had to say no too, unfortunately.  So by now the trip to Texas is a bit out in the blue. Sorry for this. “


Howdy, Ya’ll!

Save the date:  August of 2016 Continue reading CANCELLED — Alexander to perform at Benefit Gala in Dallas, Texas

Alexander Rybak in Charity concert for Mercy Ships

Videos from the concert uploaded to AlexanderRybakVideo

Highlights from the the preparation for the concert, some of the speech during the concert and some songs by Alexander. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Charity concert for Mercy Ships

Article and video: Alexander Rybak at the charity presentation of his new video in Vitebsk, Belarus

The article published on 11.07.2014 on gorodvitebsk.by

Author: Karina Shlapakova. 

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.


Alexander Rybak at the presentation of his new video in Vitebsk

On July 11 a charity presentation of the animated movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” attached to the release of the new video of Alexander Rybak took place in Vitebsk .

3rybak Continue reading Article and video: Alexander Rybak at the charity presentation of his new video in Vitebsk, Belarus

Article: Alexander Rybak opened Samvad center in Nepal. Hjelp til Selvhjelp, Nr.2. 29.05.2012

Article from “Hjelp til Selvhjelp” (Help to help yourself) – the monthly magazine of the charity foundation Strømmestiftelsen.

Date of publishing: 29 May 2012. Link to the source here.

Found by Sonya Luzina. Translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Alexander Rybak opened Samvad center in Nepal

The same day that the Strømme foundation was given the fundraising from “Operation Day’s work” for 2012, the artist and ESC-winner Alexander Rybak opened a new Samvad center in Nepal. Samvad, which means “dialogue” in Nepali, is a new education project among casteless “Dalits”. There are three million casteless people in Nepal.

– A strongly marginalized group of people without rights in the society, at the bottom of the social ladder.
“When all others, throughout your whole life, in words and actions tell you that you are not worth anything – then you believe it yourself too, ” – a man, who is a Dalit himself says.

Rybak traveled to the Asian mountain country in connection with being one of the five that will be the vocal part of the concert “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” this year.
A significant part of the proceeds from this concert for several years has gone to the “Strømme foundation”.

Alexander’s photo on sale for UNICEF charity

News research by Veronica Nord and text by Tessa La

Alexander is one of the celebrities in Norway who support Unicef and is one of the persons who are depicted at the exhibition “Close-up for UNICEF”, which consists of portraits of about 70 famous people in Norway, who had themselves being photographed looking naturally.

The production company “Monster” has taken the initiative for the exhibition, and the income from the sale of photos will go directly to UNICEF’s fund in order to eradicate HIV infection from mother to child.

The photo of Alexander can be yours for NOK 7.500,-. (ca. 947 euros). Size 60×60 cm, signed. The exhibition takes place on Tjuvhomen (Akker Brugge), Oslo, May 6th to 15th.

Webpage of the project
Alexander’s photo

Alexander Rybak plays for flood-victims in Pakistan

Alexander Rybak takes part in the charity concert for flood victims in Pakistan

The concert takes place at Radisson Blue Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo, Norway, the 10. August 2010 at 18.00 – 20.00 CET.

The following artists takes part in the concert:

Alexander Rybak
Didrik Solli-Tangen
Torstein Sødal
Merete Meyer
Sebastian James
Alexx Alexxander
Kristine Hjulstad
Sara Chen and Annie Khalid

Star-studded support concert for the flood victims in Pakistan

Source: VG.no 6. August 2010
Translation by Marianne Saietz.

Extract from the article (read the full article in the link above).

OSLO (VG Nett): Alexander Rybak, Didrik Solli-Tangen and the pop- group A1 are among the artists, who at short notice volunteers  to show support for those affected by the flood disaster.

– Now it is important to help those, who need it most, and I am very happy that these enthusiastic artists have agreed to participate, says Aamir J. Sheikh to VG Nett.
He is a conservative politician, leader of the Norwegian-Pakistani 14.augustkommitteen and initiator of the benefit-concert for flood -victims in Pakistan. Now they have got, among others, Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen on the team.

– I get affected of what has happened. And when I can contribute in such a simple way as this, I don’t need to know everything about what has happened. The most important, is to contribute, says Rybak to VG Nett.

His buddy, Solli-Tangen, agrees:
– This is such a little cost for us, but it can mean a lot to what, can be done. So it is a great way to support the flood- victims, says this year’s Norwegian Eurovision-participant.

Give your candy money

– It is still not certain, what the two artists will contribute with at the concert, but Rybak says he wants to do something classic. Solli-Tangen emphasizes that there is no intentions of making a sad concert, even if the message is, to help people who are in need.
– This should be a concert, that will make people happy, he says.
Now they both hope that the Norwegian people will pay attention to the the flood disaster and contribute.

– You do not need to give much. Come to the concert and give what you would have spent on candy on Saturday, says Solli-Tangen.

– The important thing is to care and to help, says Rybak.


Link to original article: http://14augustkomiteen.no/?p=975
In several of the flood-hit areas in northwestern Pakistan, there is now a desperate need for food. Nearly two million people will need food- aid over the coming weeks. According to the UN,  3.2 million people are affected by the flood. Several villages have disappeared in the water, and between 80.000 and 130.000 homes are destroyed or damaged.
UN estimates,  that nearly one million people have lost their homes in the flood.
14. August Committee invites to a benefit- concert for flood victims in Pakistan
Date: august 10th,  2010
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Holbergsgt. 30, 0166 Oslo
The following artists appear to support the concert:
Alexander Rybak,
Didrik Solli Tangen,
Torstein Sødal,
Merete Meyer,
Sebastian James,
Alexx Alexxander,
Kristine Hjulstad,
Sara Chen and Annie Khalid
There is free access, but we  urge those attending the concert, and the entire Norwegian population to provide support to the Red Cross to help flood victims in Pakistan.  HE Faiz Mohammed Koslo, the Pakistani ambassador in Norway will be present at the concert. 14. August Committee wishes to thank all volunteers, artists who participate and co-workers Astrid Urbye, David Bakke, Lebara, Coca-Cola Drikker AS, Reitan gruppen and Radisson blu Scandinavia Hotel for excellent cooperation.
Other articles from norwegian press about the benefit-concert for Pakistan: