Toronto singer/songwriter Mustafa has announced a benefit concert for Human Concern International, a non-profit Muslim relief organization, to fund their work in Gaza and Sudan. “Artists for Aid: Gaza & Sudan” happens at Newark, NJ’s Newark Symphony Hall on January 4, and the lineup features Clairo, Faye Webster, Charlotte Day Wilson, Daniel Caesar, Mohammed El Kurd, Nick Hakim, Omar Apollo, Ramy Youssef, Stormzy, 070 Shake, 6LACK, Mustafa, and special guests. Tickets are on sale now.
“100% of proceeds will go to Human Concern International, a legacy organization I’ve been a friend to for a decade- they provide humanitarian aid to both Gaza and Sudan,” Mustafa writes. “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. Each of you did not hesitate when asked. We’ll remember.”