VIET NAM NEWS AGENCY, JULY 15, 2006
HCM CITY — An American businessman, Curtis King, has written a song about Agent Orange victims to raise awareness about the affliction and raise money for medical treatment.
King, who runs the entertainment company Kingsworld Management (Singapore) Ltd, has written “Take my hand: A song of hope for the victims of Agent Orange.”
“The Agent Orange issue is really the last major unresolved issue between the US and Viet Nam. We have a chance now to finally settle the issue, to lay to rest the war, and move forward as economic partners in the twenty-first century,” King said.
Curtis says that he is also considering making a documentary video on the Agent Orange problem and arranging a concert with well-known international musicians.
The song, which will soon be translated into Vietnamese, can be heard on King’s website www.curtiskinglive.com.
Kingsworld Management has donated to the Agent Orange Victims Fund 10 per cent of sales of the company’s CD titled Blues in Asia, a compilation of blues songs performed by Asian musicians.
With the help of Crazy Elephant, a popular blues and rock ‘n’ roll club in Singapore, Kingsworld sponsored a charity auction in 2005 that raised funds for Agent Orange victims.
The Agent Orange Victims Fund, operating under the Viet Nam Red Cross Society, has been working to improve the mental and physical health of hundreds of thousands Agent Orange victims since 1998, including second and third generation victims. — VNS