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Venezuelan Rapper OneChot Performs at Benefit Concert

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The political and social crisis in Venezuela is making artists and bands change the way they perform. They can't always release new material with live performances, because it is difficult for their audiences to attend concerts right now, considering the difficult situation in the country.

But that doesn't stop musicians, who are now singing for foundations and charities, motivating people to assist and help the consequences of the protests.

Unos Venezolanos is an organization that received medical supplies to care for the wounded during the protests. Funding came from a benefit concert that included performances from many bands in Caracas, from a variety of genres.

A concert of live music in these times was well received by the audience, and gave artists an opportunity to use their voice to motivate the public -- proving the benefit of music in difficult times.

OneChot, Salomón Ackerman, Luis Irán, La Pequeña Revancha, Tomás Vivas, Bossa Lovers, Jhoabeat and La Pagana Trinidad all performed in late July, showing that they will continue to make music and make whatever positive contributions they can to help the country.

"I prefer a better situation for perform, but this is what it is," said Venezuelan rapper OneChot, who was shot in the forehead five years ago.

His survival made him one of the greatest and most-recognized musicians in Venezuela. But he doesn't leave it at that level. His work is involved in social messages to society and government, and he is raising his voice in protest, especially with his new band 350, named in reference to article 350 of the constitution, which legally supports peaceful protest.

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