The 5th Annual
Black August Benefit Concert will take place Wednesday August 28th, in New York
City. The event, which is billed as a celebration of hip-hop and freedom fighters,
is being dedicated to the reparations movement, will be headlined by Talib Kweli
and hosted by Sway and La Bruja of Def Poetry Jam.
"It's a natural
part of what I do," Kweli told AllHipHop.com. "I dont see how anybody
cannot support Black August, especially in the face of so much complacencey
and apathy in our communities."
Taking place at
Synod Hall on 110th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in New York City, the show will
also feature performances by Rise & Shine, Black Thought of The Roots, Tahir
w/duo Live, Welfare Poets w/Alkebulan, Tye Phoenix, Hip-Hop Project DJ Life
and Martin Luther.
is the medicine needed to cure a lot of social illnesses within the hip-hop
community," Sway told AllHipHop.com. "The consciousness spread through
music and forums formal or spontaneous is the balance that is the void in the
rap industry. Plus the stage performances are dope and entertaining. Everyone
at some point should take a pilgrimage to Black August."
Kweli, who is also
preparing to release his latest album "Kwelity," added "To be
responsible for our community is not something that I feel anybody should be
applauded for, it's something that has to be done."
Doors open at 7
P.M. and the show starts at 8 P.M. Tickets are $20 in advance. For more information
you can call 718-622-8292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.