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Emmylou Harris tunes her guitar prior to singing for refugees in Mai Aini camp in northern Ethiopia, June 8, 2016. The camps is home to refugees from Eritrea, and a significant percentage of the population are unaccompanied children. (Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)

(Washington, D.C.) September 29, 2016 — Jesuit Refugee Service Goodwill Ambassador Emmylou Harris hosted a one-hour radio special on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel last weekend to highlight the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour. The shows will benefit the JesuitRefugee Service Global Education Initiative.

In addition to Ms. Harris, the tour will feature Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids. Special guests include Robert Plant, Ron Sexsmith, Joan Baez, Ruby Amanfu, and Nancy And Beth. 

The concerts will be intimate evenings of acoustic performances benefiting Jesuit Refugee Service's Global Education Initiative. The Lampedusa tour helps displaced people heal, learn, and thrive by providing educational opportunities for refugees living in camps and urban settings in 45 countries.

Listen to the show here:

While discussing the tour with JRS/USA’s Global Education Initiative director Gail Griffith during the show, Ms. Harris, a 13-time Grammy winner, also played music from various artists who will also appear on the tour. 

Learn more about the Lampedusa tour by clicking here.

Learn more about Outlaw Country on their website.

Media interested in covering any of the concerts should contact Monica Baker.

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