NYC: BLACK AUGUST Annual Benefit Concert
THE BLACK AUGUST HIP HOP PROJECT CELEBRATES ITS 12TH YEAR, FEATURING BOBBITO GARCIA, BEVERLY BOND, SADAT X, REBEL DIAZ, BAZAAR ROYALE, AND MANY OTHERS
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The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Presents
Black August 2008 BB King’s Blues Club & Grill in Times Square.
The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Presents the 12th Annual Black August Hip Hop Project Concert at BB King’s in New York City on Sunday, August 30th, 2009, featuring Bobbito Garcia, Sadat X, and many others. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day-of. They can be obtained at the BB King’s Box Office, or through ticketmaster.com
The Black August Hip Hop Project was started by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement to promote human rights and raise awareness about U.S. political prisoners unjustly incarcerated worldwide. By leveraging the influence and global development of Hip Hop culture and by facilitating exchanges between international communities about the social and political issues that affect our global communities, Black August holds annual fundraising concerts that inform our collective struggle for a more just, equitable and human world.
Since August of 1998, Black August has sold out at Tramps, the Bowery Ballroom, Synod Hall, BB Kings, The Nokia Theatre, and the Brooklyn Café, to name a few. The project has featured artists such as Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, David Banner, Common, dead prez, Fat Joe, The Roots, Gil Scott-Heron, Dave Chapelle, EPMD, Q-Tip, and many more. Internationally, Black August has facilitated 8 international trips with artists and activists to Cuba (1998, 1999, 2000, and 2003), South Africa (2001), Tanzania (2005), Brazil (2004, 2006) and Venezuela (2007).
WHAT:The 12th Annual Black August Hip Hop Project
WHO: Current lineup includes: Blitz the Ambassador, Shadia Mansour, Divine of the DEY, Bobbito Garcia, Toni Blackmon, Bazaar Royale, Sadat X, Rebel Diaz, A-Alikes, DJ Reborn, DJ Brina Payne, and DJ Beverly Bond. MANY OTHERS TBA ,and other very special surprise guests.
WHEN:Sunday, August 30th, 2009, Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm.
WHERE:BB KING’S BLUES CLUB & GRILL, 237 West 42nd Street, btw 7th and 8thAvenues.
SPONSORED BY: BROOKLYN SURFER, DIRCAST RADIO, BEATMINERZ RADIO, and JILL NEWMAN PRODUCTIONS.