Artists Jam for Sudan
_ The Afrobeat Sudan Aid Project _ is now available exclusively through iTunes. The first benefit CD promoted directly through the online music store, this ten song compilation features a number of high profile artists, including Antibalas and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen. Proceeds from the album will go directly to Kebkayiah Smallholders Charitable Society, a local indigenous aid group working with Oxfam in Sudan. Ben and Jerrys founder Ben Cohen has also jumped behind the cause, promoting the album through his True Majority. Before working on this CD, I had not been an Afrobeat fan, Cohen said at a press conference this morning. But this is great music.