Mustafa, Charlotte Day Wilson, Daniel Caesar, Faye Webster, Clairo and More to Play Gaza and Sudan Benefit Concert in New Jersey

One hundred percent of proceeds will go to Human Concern International

BY Kaelen BellPublished Dec 18, 2023

Israel's ongoing attacks on Gaza have killed nearly 20,000 Palestinians and more than 60 journalists and media workers since the Hamas attack on October 7. Aid agencies have raised the alarm that the humanitarian nightmare in Gaza is worsening every day, with 2.3 million people now homeless and trapped without food, water, medical care, fuel or secure shelter due to Israel's non-stop bombing. 

Israel's attacks on Gaza have sparked protests and calls to action all over the globe, but a civil war in Sudan — which has also claimed thousands of lives and led to over a million refugees — has gained less traction in the public consciousness. 

In the face of these disasters, Sudanese-Canadian musician Mustafa has announced a New Jersey benefit concert to raise money for the people of Gaza and Sudan.

Happening on January 4 at Newark Symphony Hall, the show will feature fellow Canadians Charlotte Day Wilson and Daniel Caesar, plus artists like Faye Webster, Clairo, Stormzy, 070 Shake, 6LACK, Omar Apollo, Nick Hakim, Palestinian writer Mohammed El Kurd and comedian Ramy Youssef, plus some special guests. 

In a statement about the benefit, Mustafa wrote: 

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.

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 organizers — for parallels of sorrow and hope and faith.

The violence in both nations seized the dream.

Here it is revived for me in some way. 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.

You can get tickets here.

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