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Manchester ledge Abena is doing a 12-hour DJ set for charity

Abena will be DJing this Saturday and will be raising money for Safety4Sisters, RAPAR and African Rainbow Family

  • Image: Hasret Emine
  • 15 December 2020
Manchester ledge Abena is doing a 12-hour DJ set for charity

Abena is doing a 12-hour DJ set for charity this Saturday.

The Manchester selector and member of the All Hands On Deck collective will be raising money for Safety4Sisters, RAPAR and African Rainbow Family, a trio of charities that support and campaign for asylum seekers and refugees.

"2020 has been a difficult year for refugees and asylum seekers. From sensationalist headlines about crossing borders to racist protests in places where they are seeking shelter, this year has solidified the fact that our government does not care about their lives," Abena said.

"The coronavirus pandemic has added an additional issue to the precarious situations refugees and asylum seekers are in. While many of us have been able to seek financial support through Universal Credit and the furlough scheme, refugees and asylum seekers have been unable to access work or public funds to support them during these difficult times. This is not something that is new; it has been happening for years and voluntary organisations have had to put in the work to offer provisions because of government failure.

"My aim is to raise £1500 and split it between Safety4Sisters, RAPAR and African Rainbow Family. I hope that this money can help these organisations continue their vital work. I also hope that my DJ set can bring a slither of joy in this otherwise gloomy year," she added.

Abena's DJ set will be streamed via the Partisan Collective Mixcloud page and donations can be made via a Gofundme page here.

For a taste of what's to come, check out Abena's recent mix for Ransom Note and check out the artwork for the event by anu below.

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