City Light Employee Helps Raise Money for Japan Relief with Music at U-District Street Fair

Arman Birang, a student engineer at Seattle City Light, will be helping to raise money for Japan Relief along with his band, "The People Now" during the U-District Street Fair May 21-22.

City Light employee Arman Birang is part of a band using musical talents to support tsunami relief in Japan.

Arman Birang, a student engineer at Seattle City Light, will be helping to raise money for Japan Relief along with his band, “The People Now” during the U-District Street Fair May 21-22.

The People Now will be playing on the 42nd Street stage. It is donating its performance and proceeds from all merchandise sales and auctions in addition to collecting donations from the public during the street fair. All money collected will be given to the American Red Cross for tsunami relief efforts still underway in Japan.

Band members describe their music as a high-energy, driven, post-progressive approach to alternative rock music with distinctive themes and gripping messages of positive change. 

 Birang joined the band as a second guitarist and vocalist earlier this year and is enthusiastic about the group’s efforts to help others through their music.

“Being in a group like this one is something I’ve always dreamed of doing,” he said. “I am very happy to be a part of this.”