SHARE Atlanta Welcomes Native Deen in January Concert
Popular Performing Group Brings Message of Islam
By Rutrell Yasin
The inspirational lyrics, rhythms and sounds of Native Deen will light up Atlanta in January.
The popular performing group will bring its unique fusion of Hip Hop and Rhythm and Blues flavors combined with the message of Islam to Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center on January 25, 2009 as part of a fundraising concert for SHARE Atlanta Inc.
Native Deen has emerged as one of the leading Islamic Nasheed groups worldwide since its inception eight years ago. The group’s music and positive messages have inspired fans across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and even Australia.
Native Deen is a highly sought after group because of the quality of their production, said YaQutullah Ibraheem, secretary for SHARE Atlanta, who also noted: “ They play to sold out audiences on the east coast and now audiences in the southeast will get a chance to experience their message live. We are actively engaged in mobilizing the local community, the surrounding region, indeed the nation, in support of this event.”
Toward that end, several other organizations are actively promoting this event including, but not limited to, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) Atlanta Council; Al-Risala Institute, an organization that provides Islamic Education and formal Arabic training based in Stone Mountain, GA.; Community Youth and the Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST) Atlanta.
Funds to support several initiatives
Proceeds from the concert will go towards the purchase of a facility for SHARE Atlanta: Services for Human Advancement and Resource Enhancement and the start-up of the organization’s Healthy Marriage and Community Re-entry Initiatives.
SHARE Atlanta is an affiliate of the Muslim Alliance of North America, a national network of masjids, Muslim organizations and individuals committed to work together to address the social, economic and spiritual needs within the Muslim community. The SHARE Center is the organizational vehicle for implementing MANA’s agenda in local areas.
SHARE Centers are social service and advocacy institutions, which serve the physical, spiritual and mental health needs of the Muslim community and the neighborhoods in which they reside. These centers provide two types of services: referrals to other agencies to address the needs of individuals and direct services administered by the SHARE Center.
The Marriage Initiative is a program designed to help masjids and Muslim communities build and maintain healthy marriages through consultation with Muslims with expertise and experience in issues of marriage and divorce. The objective is to develop model guidelines, procedures, material and training for all aspects of marriage and divorce.
The goal of the Community Re-entry project is to decrease the rate at which Muslims return to prison and to help ex-offenders become contributing members to the Muslim community and society in general.
More information about Native Deen can be found at www.nativedeen.com. Tickets for the concert are $25/students and $30/general admission and are available at www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu, Box Office 404-894-9600, and from members of the promotion team.
Native Deen Live in Atlanta
When: Sunday, January 25th 2009 – 6:30pm
Where: Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts
Order: By phone at (404) 894-9600
Contact: (679) 596-0724 Amjad Taufique or (404) 454-7356 YaQutullah Ibraheem
Group Rate: $2 off for groups of 15 or more
A Native Deen Group Production Tickets: $25/Students $30/General Co-Produced by Share Atlanta Co-sponsored by MSA Atlanta Council, Al-Risala Institute, Community Youth and MIST Atlanta