This just in:  Wale, Tabi Bonney, XO, Phil Adé, Kingpen Slim, and a number of other area rappers will perform at 9:30 Club on Monday to raise money for Haiti relief efforts. All proceeds will go the Partners in Health Organization and Yéle Haiti, the charity founded by Wyclef Jean. Tickets went on sale… about three minutes ago.

Check out our list of other arts-related Haiti benefits. Press release after the jump:


Wale Headlines Haiti Benefit Concert

Monday, January 18th 2010

D.C. Artists and Venue Band Together, All Proceeds Go to Haiti Earthquake Relief Washington, D.C. (January 15, 2010)- D.C. artists are coming together Monday, January 18th at the 9:30 Club to raise much-needed financial support for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Wale, coming off of two sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club earlier this month, will headline. He’ll be supported by other D.C. area artists including D.C. Don Juan, Tabi Bonney, Phil Ade, XO, Kingpen Slim, K-Beta, Que (formerly of Day26) – and special surprise guests will take the stage as well. The benefit concert will be hosted by Chris Cole of BET’s College Hill South Beach.   Organized by DMV Helps Haiti, all ticket sales will be donated to the Partners in Health Organization and Yéle Haiti, founded by Wyclef Jean.   The artists are donating their performances, the 9:30 Club has donated the use of the venue, club employees are donating their wages and the advance ticket sales service charge also will be donated.   General admission and VIP tickets are available at the 9:30 Club box office and at The 9:30 Club is located at 815 V St NW, Washington, D.C. Doors for Monday’s show open at 6pm.   About Yéle Haiti: Founded in 2005 by Grammy Award winning musician, humanitarian and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti Wyclef Jean, Yéle Haiti is a grassroots movement that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, the arts and the environment. Yéle’s community service programs include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief.  

About Partners In Health: Partners In Health (PIH) works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for our patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. Based in Boston, PIH employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, including doctors, nurses and community health workers.

About DMV: Just one tweet on Twitter by Yodit Gebreyes grew into an initiative to help Haiti.  Gebreyes, together with other young entrepreneurial professionals in the DMV (DC/MD/VA) area, many from Haiti or with family ties there, created DMV Helps Haiti. At first it was to be just one event at Busboys and Poets, but as the discussions continued, the group knew they would have to have a larger event, the mother of them all: the DMV Helps Haiti Benefit Concert. “Never before have I felt like I needed to do something to help. After watching the news and seeing images of people who have lost everything, I knew that it was our duty as mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, citizens, human beings to do the right thing and get involved whether its through volunteering, sending an email, a text message, donating to a cause, or telling a friend.” — Says Yodit.

About the 9:30 Club:  Multiple winner of both Billboard’s and Pollstar’s Nightclub of the Year awards, the 9:30 Club ( is the inimitable place bands aspire to play and music fans love to attend – a destination for locals and people from across the country. Gracing the stage have been legends Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Al Green, and James Brown; recently discovered acts like The Arctic Monkeys, Wolfmother, Katy Perry and Lily Allen, and arena acts looking for an intimate club play such as Justin Timberlake, the Smashing Pumpkins and Foo Fighters.  The 9:30 Club is located at 9th and V streets, NW, Washington, D.C.