Of all the shameful, wrong, and all-around unwise decisions that soon-to-be-former POTUS George Dubya Bush made in his too-long tenure (and there are so, so many), the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp has gotta rank among the worst of them. Ever since the center was opened in 2002 to house enemy combatants in the War on Terror, its been nothing but bad news including prisoner complaints, suicides, accusations of human rights violations, and criticism from just about everyone except the good ol boys in Washington. President-Elect Obama has promised that closing Gitmo will be one of his top priorities, but because of an ever-expanding list of needs thrown at him, can you blame the activists of Amnesty International for getting antsy? Thats why theyve teamed up with key, involved members of the Miami hip-hop community to host a concert calling on Obama to end torture and shut down Guantánamo. Its called Hip-Hop for Human Rights
and its set to pop off at 9 p.m. at PS14.
Some of Miamis finest b-boys, backpack rappers, jazz fusionists, and outspoken intellects will be out in full force. Expect to see ArtOfficial and ¡Mayday!, as well as LaGuardia, Brimstone127, The Brass King, and LMS. Watch out for the cardboard on the floor therell also be break dancing by the Heartbreakerz Crew and artists by Arte del Barrio.
Sat., Jan. 10, 9 p.m., 2009