Hustle & Flow’s Al Kapone To Donate Talent To Benefit For Africa

Al Kapone To Headline Memphis Benefit For Africa

MEMPHIS, TN ( May 25, 2006 – Memphis rap star/film actor Al Kapone, recently in entertainment headlines for winning top honors, along with Terrence Howard and Niko Lyras, for the song “Hustle & Flow,” will make a special guest- starring appearance on stage Friday night, May 26th, at Memphis well-known nightclub, Newby’s on Highland. Kapone’s performing as part of United Action International’s BLEEDING HEARTS benefit concert. The concert will raise money for Sudanese refugees in Africa.

Door opens at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Other performers scheduled to perform include:

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The funds raised at this event will benefit United Action International’s new Operations in Africa. United Action International is a locally based non-profit agency which was responsible for the Band4Sudan Benefit concert last September, a relief effort to aid southern Sudanese refugee camps.

United Action International’s new operations in Africa will cater to the needs of refugee camps in Northern Kenya and Uganda as well as in Southern Sudan. UAI will deliver food and medical aid, as well surveying refugee operations in the area. UAI will also assist in the running of Ongata Rongai’s new community development center and their programs catering to more than 20,000 refugees in the surrounding area.

The goal of United Action International is to create a “new kind of aid,” one intimately connecting the donor with his or her donation. To better serve UAI’s benefactors, UAI will video document all its work abroad. The footage will be available on the UAI website, Rachel Boulden, a Memphian and recent Rhodes graduate, will direct the UAI operations to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

For More Information, Contact:

Sarah Rachel Boulden
United Action International
Africa Operations Director

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