Chicago Reader’s Crickets Blog: “Chicago Afrobeat Project for Kenya”

January 10, 2008

This article originally appeared on the Chicago Reader’s Crickets Blog.

If you’re on the fence about the Chicago Afrobeat Project’s concert at the House of Blues this Friday, consider this: it’s just been turned into a benefit for the Kenya Red Cross, which is currently busy aiding people and communities affected by the violence that broke out after the disputed December 30 election.

A duo of guitarist Fareed Haque and tabla player Kalyan Pathak opens; other participants in the jam include breakdancers Anacron and the Brickheadz crew, “live artist” Chadwick painting onstage, and MC Cap D from All Natural. Tickets are $12-$14 and the show’s at 9 PM; you have to be at least 18 to get in. As far as I can tell, nobody’s going to be raffling off breast implants.

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