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August 6, 2020

Black Everythang Matters

By: Laurie Gallardo

Loads of musical discovery for you, and it’s all part of representing your ATX community. Step on up.

Chaka Mandla Mhambi Mpeanaji (Riders Against the Storm) curated a massive show spotlighting rising Austin musical talent in continued efforts to rally support for the DAWA Fund, a local nonprofit founded by Chaka providing grants to Austin people of color experiencing financial difficulties. And here we have the big show: Black Everythang Matters, a livestream benefit, co-presented by Heard Presents and filmed at Empire Control Room, featuring performances by 5D, Chakeeta B, Clarence James, DJ Kay Cali, February 2020 KUTX Artist of the Month Eimaral Sol, J Soulja, and the mighty Mama Duke.

All Austin. All badass. All kicking off at 7 p.m. (Central) tonight, Thursday August 7, on Heard’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. And all proceeds benefit the DAWA Fund.

-Artwork from poster created by Chaka Mandla Mhambi Mpeanaji for BEM.


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