First benefit concert of the Joachim Kuhlmann-Foundation
at the Forum Niederberg, Velbert, Germany on 17. October, 1998
No less than three locally known bands were put up by the JKS to play at the first benefit
concert at the Forum Niederberg in Velbert. The scheduled
Jazz - Rock - Funk - Groove - Traditionals - festival under the auspices of the Velbert mayor
Heinz Schemken was sending out positive vibrations long before the happening. The first
concert of its kind was devoted to HIV and AIDS. But - not in the sense of distributing
condoms and long educational presentations...
"Fun" was the slogan of this happening. This was guaranteed with the on-stage
presentations of the widely known bands "Equipe", "Thunder & Lightning" and "Claymore",
originating from Velbert and Heiligenhaus. Needless to say that all proceeds were
donated to JKS.
Some information and current activities referring to HIV and AIDS were discussed with
the AIDS - activist Group Essen, who presented facts and advice for interested individuals
Bands and solo artists of all kinds can contact us for the organization of similar
meetings. Just call, mail or write to us.