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Akon performs at Centennial Park to bring lights to Africa

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(Last Updated On: July 20, 2015)

In attendance with the Ying Yang Twins , Gyptian, and 20 other musicians representing 10 different countries, Atlanta’s own, Akon, performed at Centennial Park Sunday for a day long concert called, Passport Experience Festival.

The inaugural concert event is a concept created by, DJ Fully Focus, to unite people of all musical backgrounds.

Akon was born in the United States, but his parents are originally from Senegal, causing the family to spend many years back and forth in both countries.  Akon’s younger brother, Abou Thiam, is a graduate of DeKalb County Schools, and currently serves as an executive for Def Jam Recordings.

A portion of each ticket sold will be used to help, “Akon Lighting Africa,” a humanitarian initiative created by Akon to establish solar power electricity to targeted countries of Africa.


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