Akon is throwing a charity concert in Iraqi Kurdistan


Akon, the multi-platinum hip-hop artist best known for hits like “Smack That” and “Belly Dancer,” is set to perform in Iraqi Kurdistan.

In a video posted on Thursday morning, he announced plans to perform a charity concert in the city of Erbil. Tickets will be free, though any proceeds from the March concert will go to family members of Kurdistan’s unofficial military, the Peshmerga.

The Senegalese-American is passionate about charity work and has long supported development projects in Africa and the Middle East.

“I’m so excited to be there to visit that 8,000-year-old city to perform live at the Hariri stadium in March,” Akon said in a video posted by the …

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Via: Mashable: Music

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