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Clairo, Daniel Caesar and More to Join Mustafa For London Edition of Artists For Aid Benefit Concert for Gaza and Sudan

The July 4 concert is the second edition following a first event in New Jersey earlier this year, and will feature a host of acclaimed artists like Blood Orange, Earl Sweatshirt, Yasiin Bey and more.

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Sudanese-Canadian musician Mustafa has announced a second edition of his Artists for Aid concert, following a sold-out first event in New Jersey this January.

The songwriter and poet is bringing the benefit concert, which will raise funds for War Child UK's work in Gaza and Sudan, to London, England on July 4.


Canadian R&B singer Daniel Caesar and American indie-pop artist Clairo, both of whom performed at the first event, are set to appear again. Joining them are indie auteur Blood Orange, rapper Earl Sweatshirt, experimental sound artist Bint Mbareh, hip hop legend Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), comedian and director Ramy Youssef and more.

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"Every artist here is a hero of empathy, thank you for answering our call," Mustafa said, announcing the event.

The announcement comes amidst a busy period for the outspoken artist, who recently released a new single and video "Gaza Is Calling," dedicated to a childhood friend from Palestine and featuring current footage from a West Bank refugee camp.

Last week, the singer was announced as the winner of the 2024 Prism Prize, awarded to the team behind the best Canadian music video of the year, for his "Name of God" video. He is the first artist to win the award twice, following his 2022 win for "Ali."

"This is a moment of solidarity for those in critical need of humanitarian aid across the world," reads the event description for the London edition of Artists for Aid.

Tickets are on sale now.

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The headliners tie together the Toronto waterfront series' '90s and 2000s revival theme, while contemporary acts like MacKenzie Porter, Ruby Waters, Tynomi Banks and more will keep things current.

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OutKast rapper Big Boi, Canadian-American rock band Big Wreck, and east coasters Sloan are leading the summer music programming at the Canadian National Exhibition, a major entertainment fair that takes over the Exhibition Place grounds every August.

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