Muslim charities and aid organizations putting together a Live8-like music concert in London to help raise funds and awareness for the Darfur crisis.
The charities Islamic Relief and Muslim Aid, which are organising the event, want the concert to raise funds and awareness about the genocide in the region, where combatants and victims are all Muslim.
Speaking at a press conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jehangir Malik of Islamic Relief said: “We are going for our own equivalent of Live8. We are going for a concert at the end of Ramadan to celebrate Eid. It will be people trying to raise funds and raise the profile.”
The gig will be headlined by British singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf, who has sold more than 2m albums. Yusuf sings nasheeds, an Islamic style often performed a cappella.
[Source: The Guardian]