Classical-pop violinist Vanessa-Mae hopes her benefit concert for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami will encourage people to keep donating to the relief effort.

The Singapore native, who lives in London, will perform songs from her latest album, CHOREOGRAPHY, in Bangkok, Thailand, later today (05APR05), but she fears the 26 December (04) tragedy is already slipping away from people's memories.

She says, "People are starting to forget about this (the tsunami). The aim is to carry on the giving process, even months after, years after, because these people still have to live the rest of their lives with this disaster.

"It's our responsibility to spread the word... It's not just the impact in January and February, but in the ensuing months, to help people rebuild their lives."

From Thailand, the 26-year-old beauty will travel to Singapore and Australia as part of a regional tour.

05/04/2005 09:29