Thursday, November 20th, 2008:
Tastemaker Live, Angel Magik & Omeid International presents
Benefit for Afghanistan's Children of War
with Immortal Technique
:: live performance
375 Eleventh St., San Francisco, CA
All Ages / Doors 8:30pm, Show 9:30pm
$19 ADV Tickets at www.dnalounge.com or $22 DOS
On Thursday, November 20, revolutionary and powerhouse independent rapper, Immortal Technique, will perform live on stage at DNA Lounge, returning to the Bay to raise funds for a badly needed orphanage and medical center in war torn Afghanistan. Known for his fiery assaults on corruption, racism, classism and oppression, Technique has also garnered a reputation for backing his politics with action, historical context and personal responsibility.
Working closely with human rights advocacy organization, Omeid International, Tech's performance raises funds earmarked for developing the Amin institute in Kabul where some of the two million orphaned and 60,000 homeless children of Afghanistan will receive full scale rehabilitation from the devastating effects of war. The Institute, which is set to begin operating in March 2009, will provide safe housing, education, medical and psychological care and some sense of hope to twenty of these displaced children.
Wars and other conflicts, regardless of their political meaning or benefit always leave in their wake a devastating trail of destitution and hopelessness, especially for children. These young survivors have no politics. They have neither desire for property, prestige or domination over others; rather simply they struggle only to see another day. These orphaned souls face the dangers of hunger and disease along with the constant threats endemic to failed states in the third world, including extremists, human and opium traffickers and other such predators who tak advantage of these helpless children.
The Institute will be a beacon of goodwill in a place that has seen so much negativity and pain, giving many a chance at a real future that otherwise would be incredibly bleak. Real lives will be changed as they are shown what the determination and willingness of compassion can accomplish.
On Thursday, the world's premier Revolutionary MC will take over the DNA stage, lucidly exposing and attacking injustice with his rhymes and doing even more with financial support. Besides just doing the benefit show Immortal Technique is pledging $10,000 of his own money and traveling to the war torn heartland of Afghanistan to assure the final stages of construction are completed. It will be an opportunity to come and join in before his departure. Be empowered, enlightened, inspired, impassioned and involved in changing and improving the global community.
Bay Area and New York members of Technique's crew will fill opening slots.
Doors are at 8:30, show at 9:30. Tickets are $19 in advance and $22 at the door. All ages may attend.