Sting, Dedicate “They Dance Alone” for the late Munir.
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“They're dancing with the missing, They're dancing with the dead,
They dance with the invisible ones, They're anguish is unsaid,
They're dancing with their fathers, They're dancing with their sons,
They're dancing with their husbands, They dance alone, They dance alone...”
Your song "They Dance Alone" resonates deeply to us. To me, this song depicts deep wounds of the families of those who were kidnapped under Indonesia’s dictatorial rule. One person who staunchly fought for justice on this issue was Munir. Sadly, he was poisoned to death in 2004 by the intelligence. His birthday is in December 8th; a week before your show.
I can’t wait for your show in Jakarta. I am a big fan! In fact, Tempo, a media company i founded in 1971 have been advertising the show.
With this petition, we have a simple request. If you can sing that song, and dedicate it to Munir & the victims of enforced disappearance; this would mean the world to the families left behind.
The case of Munir is, until now still unresolved. His wife, Suciwati is currently petitioning the president to resolve the case. www.change.org/melawanLupa
It might not seem like much, but coming from you, the dedication can be a cure for sores and longing of the truth, justice and redress.
Thank you for your kind attention.
Your big fan,
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