Raleigh-Durham Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST)

Revolutionary socialist youth in the US South

Hip Hop Fundraiser for FIST, Sat. May 30, Durham

Posted by raleighfist on May 24, 2009

fist fundraiser 2009- afrosaturday MAY 30th 2009:

benefit concert for F.I.S.T. [fight imperialism stand together]

Join young activist group FIST in a hip hop, punk show speaking out against the conditions our generation is facing – from mass youth unemployment, to police brutality, to struggling to get a quality education, to fighting war, evictions, foreclosures. Young people must build organizations to fightback and organize in our own name…

w/Beat-Nam Vets
Sacrificial Poets
& Patrick Phelps McKewon

w/Dj Eric Ahlport

Artist bios:

Beatnam Vets are Raleigh Revolutionary Hip Hop influenced by Fred Hampton, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Leonard Peltier, Dhoruba Al-Mujahid, and Nelson Mandela. More at http://www.myspace.com/beatnamvets

Sacrificial Poets are a Chapel Hill/ Durham’s International Youth Slam Poetry Team and were simply known before as the Chapel Hill Slam Team. Recently a Person who was a member of the 2006 team was murdered; Ira Yarmolenko. In her honor the team was renamed the Sacrificial Poets. We do believe in activism through artistry and believe that poetry is a powerful tool in awakening a “sleep walking” society. http://www.myspace.com/sacrificialpoets

Illicitizen is A two piece featuring guitarist/singer Eric Cavanaugh (ex-The Blots) and bassist Maria Zaccaro, Illicitizen’s demos for their upcoming full-length include promising touchstones from throughout the punk/post-punk era: the Jam’s spiky beats, the Clash’s agit-prop, early Elvis Costello snark, etc. More at http://www.illicitizen.com

Patrick Phelps Mckewon plays as TREE CITY. He creates poppy electro dance jams. He infuses kids voices with dance music staples and interesting sounds. Somewhere in the vein with the likes of uber-popular Justice and Daft Punk, though more local and less french.

all ages doors8pm show9pm $5suggested donation, if u have it? unemployed young people get in free!

119 W Main St Durham, NC
919 688 0975 http://www.theMarVell.com

more info on event and about FIST at:


One Response to “Hip Hop Fundraiser for FIST, Sat. May 30, Durham”

  1. Eric said

    Hey were are really looking to Saturday’s Benefit.
    Eric y Maria

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