will do their part to help fight against the Genocide that is taking place in
Sudan, by releasing an album and dedicating the proceeds of the charity.
Sudan includes donated tracks by Jurassic 5, X-ecutioners, Jill Scott,
System of a Down, Yoko Ono, Gorillaz, DJ Spooky, Danger Mouse & Murs, Toots
and The Maytals and others.
More than half
of the album contains exclusive songs and rarities.
trying to address two things with this CD,” says Waxploitation CEO Jeff
Antebi, the album’s executive producer. “The first is to get the
United Nations to declare the ongoing atrocities Genocide, so that real action
can take effect to stop what is obviously an ‘ethnic cleansing’
taking place, in violation of the 1948 Geneva Convention. The second is to raise
money for the dire relief situation effecting over 1 million innocent civilians
who might die from starvation and disease if aid does not reach them right now.”
According to the
UN, the conflict in Sudan has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,
with more than one million people driven from their homes and up to 50,000 people
killed by government supported militias known as “Janjaweeds.”
rape of women and the murder of children have been widely reported. Troops cannot
intervene in the conflict until the UN officially labels the situation Genocide.
All of the profits
from the CD will donated to the United Nations Refuge Agency and UNICEF (www.unhcr.ch
and www.UNICEF.org ).
Sudan will be available at most music retailers nationwide.