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2003-08-08

Black August: Erykah Badu joins Talib Kweli & Dead Prez To Raise $$$ For Political Prisoners

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Democracy Now! talks to Erykah Badu and Black August organizer Saki Hall. This Sunday in Brooklyn, the Black August collective will host a major hip hop concert benefit to raise awareness and money for political prisoners.

Among the performers are Erykah Badu, Dead Prez, Talib Kweli and Boots Riley of the Coup. Many of the performers will then head to Cuba to attend the 9th Annual Havana Rap Festival.

  • Erykah Badu, soul and R&B singer. She is performing Sunday at the Black August benefit and plans to travel to Cuba to perform at the 9th Annual Havana Rap Festival.
  • Saki Hall, member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Collective and an organizer of co-producer of the Black August benefit concert to raise money for political prisoners.

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