Mustafa Announces Benefit Show for Gaza and Sudan With Omar Apollo, Faye Webster, Clairo, and More

The rapper and poet Mustafa has announced a New Jersey concert benefitting humanitarian efforts in Gaza and Sudan, with a lineup featuring Omar Apollo, Clairo, Faye Webster, and 070 Shake, among others. The Artists for Aid show is set for January 4 at Newark Symphony Hall, with all proceeds going to Human Concern International, which is working to secure the safe passage of aid from Egypt into Gaza and Sudan, among other initiatives.

Completing the first set of announced artists are Nick Hakim, Daniel Caesar, Ramy Youssef, 6lack, Charlotte Day Wilson, and Mohammed El-Kurd.

In announcing the concert, Mustafa wrote:

We worked tirelessly to bring this to you, but our fatigue is not even a splinter of what we’ll be singing for.
In the last few years I visited both my homeland, Sudan- & Palestine. My visit to both had a principal intention, to connect with artist communities, with young organisers- for parallels of sorrow and hope and faith.

The violence in both nations seized the dream.

Here it is revived for me in someway. The intention remains, on this evening we give our voices to make room for theirs.

I want to thank each artist performing from the deepest part of me, for your time and effort. None of you hesitated when asked. We’ll remember.

Source : Pitchfork