Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters

What a show it was!

October 18th, 2019

CTP would like to heartily thank the community for coming out strong to attend our first benefit concert. Special thanks also goes out to:

  • Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley for setting up the energetic environment and offering opening remarks.

  • Brandan Fox for hosting the event both through the Engine Room LLC and through Maple Street Catering.

  • Mike Davidson and the Execusuite LLC for providing lead sponsorship, and for all you do to make community possible in the Downtown WRJ.

  • Denise Welch-May, Brett Bourne and DPF Designs for community sponsorship.

  • Kate Gambal and Open Door Integrative Wellness for community sponsorship.

  • Elixir Restaurant and Smith & Vansant Architects for supporting donations.

  • And most of all to Rev. Osagyefu Sekou and to Phil Hughley, KG Greene, Derion Haynes and Walter Blair II of the Freedom Fighters. What a show!

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 Rev. Osagyefo (oh-sah-GG-fo) Uhuru (ooh-WHO-roo) Sekou (SAY-koo). Noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in the rural Arkansas Delta. Rev. Sekou's music is an unique combination of North Mississippi Hill Country Music, Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis Soul and Pentecostal steel guitar. In May 2017, he released "In Times Like These” produced the six-time Grammy nominated North Mississippi Allstars. AFROPUNK heralded the ”deep bone-marrow-level conviction” of his first album, “The Revolution Has Come”. The single, “We Comin'”--was named the new anthem for the modern Civil Rights movement by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  A consummate entertainer,  Paste Studio celebrated his barn-burning performance saying: "Rev. Sekou delivers the spiritual performance we need now."