Broadway musical 'Hamilton' at Chelsea Piers - After Party

Featuring: Questlove
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When: 06 Aug 2015
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Questlove and Chuck D. Fight Violence In “We Are Not Afraid” Campaign

(AllHipHop News) Rappers Chuck D. and Questlove are teaming with over 100 international superstars for the “We Are Not Afraid” campaign.

Some of the world’s biggest stars or taking a stand against the violence, hate and discrimination that is taking place around the world.

Nigerian reggae artist Majek Fashek created the theme song for the “We Are Not Afraid” project and all of the proceeds are going to International Rescue Committee and Human Rights Watch.

Chuck D. and Questlove show their commitment to nonviolence, diversity and peaceful resolution of conflict in the upcoming video.

The campaign is being spearheaded by New York music journalist Steve Weitzman.

“The idea for ‘We Are Not Afraid’ resulted from the increasing senseless violence experienced by citizens of this world and a desire to try and make a difference by bringing awareness to the issues and organizations dedicated to helping the victims,” said Weitzman. “It is imperative that we show the perpetrators of these horrible acts that are intended to shake us to our core that we will not be afraid, we will not be intimidated, and we will continue to demand a free and open global community. We are extremely pleased that a remarkable group of highly respected and passionate artists have come together to show their support.”

The video, which was directed by highly acclaimed director Kevin Godley, will be a visual compilation of unwavering support of refugee rights and the power of collective humanity.

Other artists who appear in the video include Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, Nile Rodgers, Conor Oberst, Bonnie Raitt, George Clinton, Elvis Costello, Susan Sarandon, Debbie Harry and more.

The “We Are Not Afraid’ is expected to debut early next month.

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