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Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University
80 Forsyth Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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April 29, 2018 6:00 PM
Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University - Atlanta, Georgia
All Ages
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Sunday April 29, 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM

This is a 90 Minute Concert featuring many of Sona's best compositions!

Black Tie Creative Event! Sunday Best!

This includes African Cultural Attire!

All tickets are tax deductible this is a fundraiser for cancer! 



Help me fight Cancer! On this one day, let’s not look see one another as West African or East African, let’s not be male or female, let’s not be black or white. Let us be one humanity supporting one another in a cause that is blind to all of our prejudices. Live Laugh Love and let’s hold hands in a fight to prevent and eradicate cancer. 

On April 29, 2018 at 5:00PM join me and a cast of empowering women to fight cancer. Like many of you I have suffered as the victim of cancer.  Cancer has no prejudice it doesn’t categories it victims, it doesn’t think about their families or the pain that it afflicts.  So on April 29 we will be taking the fight to it. We are partnering with 220 Magazine in promoting a new tradition in Griot music. 220 is an area code in The Gambia. We are hosting Sona Jobarteh, the first female virtuoso in the Griot tradition to professionally play the Kora.  Please see some of the samples of her work.  Sona is also a social activist and like me a believer in empowering those around her.  Join us in her fight to improve the outlook of women around the world in being who they want to be. 

Our goal is to raise $10,000.  The cost of the concert ticket purchase is tax deductible through the organization I have co-founded, The Rights 2 Life Foundation.  Over the past years, I have served as the chairman of Neighborhood Planning Unit – V (NPU-V), chairman of the Atlanta Beltline Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee, delegate to the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center and Executive Director of The Rights 2 Life Foundation just to name a few of my roles in improving the quality of life for those around me.

The Rights 2 Life Foundation is a 501c3 in Metro Atlanta based on the belief that every person has a right to life and all the resources necessary for a desirable quality of life.  Among these resources include education, nutrition, health, safety, shelter, transportation and progress of economic success. It is also our belief that it is the responsibility of each of us to ensure that our fellow person receives access to these needs in life. 

Join our hostess, Jae Nash of Girl Power Hour and Robin Andrade of Sells Atlanta and co-founder of The Rights 2 Life Foundation with Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore, Director of the Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center Dr. Tabia Akintobi and Kristen Mason of En Vogue Fitness to see how women continue to lead in promoting access to healthcare services, healthcare policy, healthcare advocacy and fitness. 

I also want to shout out to Natalie Hall although she won’t be able to make the engagement who service as the Fulton County Commission 4 after the late great Joan Garner.  In my conversation with Commissioner Hall.

“I believe that music is healing to the mind, body, and spirit. I also believe there is lack of access to adequate health care for many people. I was made aware of this when my boss, the late Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner was diagnosed with cancer and started her journey through testing and treatments. She told me how she received special access and treatment because of her elected position title, her county employee private health insurance, and friends who were doctors.  She made it her business to try to ensure that Fulton County provided better access to healthcare through our health department for the people who needed it most.” – Natalie Hall Fulton County Commissioner, District 4.

A great leading lady for years to come.


Why women? Well why not. The woman is the creator of life and all being come from her womb. In this month we celebrate Earth day and I find it only fitting to celebrate the mothers of creation.  What better way to fight cancer than with the mother of earth and mother nature?  The woman is god! Let’s together celebrate life with the sounds of Sona Jobarteh and Band at the Rialto Center of the Arts at Georgia State University.

Help me reach my goal! Help me improve the lives of many Atlantan’s who go without proper healthcare. Our federal budgets in the CDC and other critical services have been cut.  Help us provide access to the needed services many go without every day and help us put an end to the detriment of cancer for you, your loved ones and every person you interact with.  Please come out.

Tickets are Tax Deductible. If you can’t make it on April 29, 2018, then join us again on April 30, 2018 and Join Sona in masterclass at the Speaker’s Auditorium of Georgia State University.  Listen to the story of her travels, get an understanding of her work and her role in empowering women.  If you play an instrument, be one of our few stage VIP’s and play in accord with Sona’s instrument, The Kora.  The kora is a 21-string lute-bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa. 

Kora players have traditionally come from griot families (also from the Mandinka nationalities) who are traditional historians, genealogists and storytellers who pass their skills on to their descendants. The instrument is played in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso and the Gambia. A traditional kora player is called a Jali, similar to a "bard" or oral historian. Most West African musicians prefer the term "jali" to "griot", which is the French word. – wiki.

All tickets are tax deductible.  



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Brought to you by 220 Magazine and The Rights 2 Life Foundation Inc.