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For the 10th edition of our weekly live stream roundup, we're focusing on the events raising money for black causes.
Throughout this week many amazing voices have been detailing ways we can all support the fight against racial inequality. The events collated below allow you to donate towards some fantastic causes, as well as support black artists and black-owned labels.
If you're financially struggling, but would still like to support the movement, you can help raise money simply by watching this video. 100% of the advertising revenue raised by the video will go towards associations that offer protester bail funds, help pay for family funerals, and various advocacy groups. The video itself also spotlights a range of black artist from across the music spectrum.
Gaika's Nine Nights
Over nine live events, South London artist and activist, Gaika is commemorating the black community who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and as a response to international police brutality and racial inequality.
The shows will span genres of black music including jazz, R&B, dancehall, grime, rap, drill, and more, and will work to pay artists and support black focused charities in the UK and overseas. Donations will be split between artists and production team, with the remaining donated to black focused charities.
The first performance took place last night but can be watched on-demand today, tune in every Thursday for more performances.
Support Black Artists & Labels On Bandcamp
Not a live stream, but Bandcamp have been doing some fantastic work by waiving their fees on the first Friday of each month through the COVID-19 pandemic. This Friday is a great time to support black artists and labels as 100% of the fee goes to the artist. Some amazing people from across our scene have collated a list of black artists and black-owned labels you can support today on Bandcamp.
Bandcamp have also announced an on-going financial commitment to fighting racial injustice - pledging $30,000 a year in aid.
Slit - A Virtual Rave
This six-hour virtual rave will feature some fantastic up-and-coming acts. All donations to the channel will go to National Bail Out + Black Visions Collective.
Tune in from 7PM BST.
Junction 2 presents J2v
Mighty techno-fest Junction 2 has moved their 2020 edition online and are using the opportunity to raise money for some important causes. Whilst watching exclusive sets from Adam Beyer, AME, Maya Jane Coles, and Richie Hawtin you can donate to a range of great charities including Black Lives Matter, The Care Workers Charity, Refuge, The Outside Project and Trussell Trust foodbanks.
Tune in from 4PM - 10PM BST.