Yoko Ono played a special charity gig in New York on Sunday (27th March 2011) to raise money for the Japanese disaster relief fund.Yoko Ono, the Japanese-born artist and singer, headlined a disaster relief benefit show at the Miller Theatre in New York yesterday, reports Rolling Stone.The concert was the first of five organised and curated by the composer and saxophonist John Zorn and the event raised over $33,000 from ticket sales. Sonic Youth played a four-song set which included 'Shaking Hell' from their 1983 album 'Confusion Is Sex', to the delight of the sold-out crowd. Yoko Ono headlined the event, playing with the latest version of her Plastic Ono Band. The group's set included performances from the guitarist Marc Ribot, ex-Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton as well as the pianist Uri Cane. There was also an appearance from Zorn's Aleph Trio and a reunion of the Japanese art-pop duo Cibo Matto. Ono started the set with 'It Happened', during which her son Sean Lennon played guitar and later played 'Why' from the 1970 record 'Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band'.
Yoko Ono has also been campaigning on behalf of the 'Dovedale Infact School' in Liverpool, which is reportedly on the verge of closure. Her late husband John Lennon attended the school as a child and Ono has been a long-time supporter of the education centre.