8:30pm @ The Pinhook
117 W Main St in Durham
Come join us for a benefit concert/ dance party with Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba and Posifaction. All proceeds from the show will go directly to the family of Jesus “Chuy” Huerta.
This will be an All-Ages show.
Suggested donation $7-$20 at the door.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
More about Chuy:
In the early morning hours of November 19, 2013, Jesús “Chuy” Huerta was picked up by Durham police a few blocks away from home. His family had called police to ask for help locating him, as he had left home and his mother was worried about him. Instead of taking Chuy home when they found him, police arrested him on a months-old second-degree trespassing charge and took him to police headquarters. In the DPD parking lot, in the squad car, somehow a gunshot was fired and Chuy died.
The Durham Police Department’s internal affairs report has raised more questions than answers about what exactly happened that night (morning). Chief Lopez repeatedly refuses to accept any responsibility for what happened on November 19th, choosing instead to deflect blame and attempt to criminalize Chuy in death. As the Huerta family continues to demand answers and justice, members of the Durham community have supported them in many ways, including at public marches and vigils.
The Huerta family is also in continued need of financial support, particularly to pay for Chuy’s funeral and funeral-related expense. If you cannot make it out to the benefit concert, please consider donating to the online fund:
MMore about Kaira Ba:
Kaira Ba features Senegalese griot Diali Keba Cissokho, vocalist, percussionist, dancer and master of the kora, the 22-stringed African harp. Diali hails from a famed
lineage of musicians and storytellers traceable back to the 14th century in his native West Africa. The band is rounded out by Senegalese percussionist Mame Cheikh Njigal Dieng and four outstanding North Carolina musicians — Will Ridenour, Jonathan Henderson, John Westmoreland, and Austin McCall, each bringing the their own musical influences to bear. The outcome of this collaboration is an infectious sound reminiscent of West African dance bands full of unison melody, adventurous improvisation, fiery solos and polyrhythmic frameworks.