Members of CAbP are excited to perform with other afrobeat bands at a tribute to Fela Kuti on Friday night, December 1, 2006. Brooklyn’s Northsix will host the event free of charge, and the event takes part on World AIDS Day. in the spirit of Fela’s late night performances, the show will be late-night at midnight. Money raised from the performance will benefitJournalists Against AIDS Nigeria (JAAIDS). The Northsix has donated the facilities and all performers have donated their time for the event. 100 percent of the money collected at the door is going to JAAIDS.
The bands and musicians involved all perform afrobeat music throughout the United States and abroad. As of November 13, the line-up consists of members from CAbP, Kokolo (New York), Chopteeth (DC) and Boston Afrobeat Society (Boston). More artists are expected be added.
JAAIDS is a media-based non-governmental HIV/AIDS prevention advocacy organization. JAAIDS constructs and implements innovative communication programs to help change behavior to reduce the spread of AIDS. According to UNAIDS, 5.4% of the population in Nigeria is infected with HIV. In addition, at least 270,000 Nigerian children are infected with HIV, and the country has the world’s highest number of AIDS orphans.
Last month Omololu Falobi, founder/executive director of JAAIDS, was killed in Nigeria from injuries sustained in an armed robbery operation on his way home in Alagbado. The robbers shot at him while trying to avoid the shoot-out. Falobi was on his way home from a speaking engagement where he addressed young entrepreneurs on the importance of social responsibility.
Date: Friday December 1, 2006
Location: Northsix 66 N. 6th Street, Brooklyn,NY11211
Web site: www.northsix.com
Cost: Suggested donation between $7-$10.
Restrictions: Open to the public
Confirmed Performers: www.chicagoafrobeatproject.com