Lauryn Hill Headliner for Human Rights Concert

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Singer/rapper L-boogie will be performing at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on February 5th to benefit Amnesty International, an organization monitoring human rights abuses globally.

This concert is keeping with her “homecoming to the stage” performances she booked in November,after being released from federal prison this fall. The naptural singer spent three months in a Connecticut prison for not paying her federal income taxes.

The Human Rights concert aims to use music to light a fire under young potential Nikki Giovanni’s or Amiri Baraka’s (R.I.P) to help defend against human rights abuses.

It’s not surprising Lauryn would get involved considering her charitable history; she created the Refugee Project, a foundation that catered to poverty-stricken kids through an away camp in upstate New York that was shuttered around 2000, when she was in the Fugees, (“fu-gee…la, la…its the way that we rock…when we’re doing our thang…remember that? *sigh* takes me back) in hopes of changing the attitudes of kiddos plagued by violence, drugs and mis-education.

For 25 years (1986-1998) Amnesty held their annual human rights concerts, now their bringing it back. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now. Click here to see who is sharing the stage with Ms. Hill.

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