Artists are putting their efforts together in support of Gaza and Sudan. On Dec. 17, the Sudanese-Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Mustafa unveiled a fundraiser concert that will benefit Human Concern International, which provides humanitarian aid to Gaza and Sudan. The show will take place at the Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ, on Jan. 4.
“We worked tirelessly to bring this to you, but our fatigue is not even a splinter of what we’ll be singing for,” he announced online. The creative, formerly known as Mustafa the Poet, also shared that he previously visited his homeland Sudan and Palestine to connect with artist communities. He said that the violence in both nations “seized the dream.”
He continued: “Here it is revived for me in some way. The intention remains, on this evening we give our voices to make room for theirs.” At the end of the post, he thanked the artists for their time and effort and for not hesitating when asked to be part of the show.
The “Artists for Aid: Gaza & Sudan Benefit Concert” features talented Latine artists like the Mexican-American R&B crooner Omar Apollo, the Chilean-Peruvian R&B musician Nicolas Hakim, and the Dominican-American rapper 070 Shake. Other confirmed talent unveiled in the lineup includes Clairo, Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Day Wilson, Faye Webster, and 6LACK. It also features Palestinian writer and poet Mohammed el-Kurd. More special guests will be announced soon.
Tickets for the fundraiser show are priced at $150 (without fees) and will go on sale tomorrow, Dec. 19, at 12 p.m. EST. The show’s proceeds will go to Human Concern International, which Mustafa describes as a “legacy organization” that he’s been “a friend to for a decade.” For more information on ticket sales, visit the official Eventbrite ticket listing.