Born in Senegal and raised in New Jersey, Akon is a rapper whose unique sound blends silky voicework with African vocals and Southern beats.
Akon Kurdistan Anti-ISIS Concert To Benefit Peshmerga Forces
Senegalese-American hip-hop artist Akon is scheduled to perform in Iraq?s autonomous Kurdish region this March, according to a video message released by the star on Thursday. The concert in the city of Irbil is being held in part to raise funds for the families of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces currently waging an offensive against fighters for the Islamic State group -- or ISIS -- in Iraq ...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. See also ...WorldViews:
The singer's performance for the pesh merga will be the first by a major U.S. star in Irbil.Akon says he's going to perform a concert in Kurdistan
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His real name is Aliaune Thiam.
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