Posted on March 16, 2012 at 2:28 am

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Samaya: A Benefit Album For Cheb i Sabbah

Last year, musical pioneer Cheb i Sabbah was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He was advised that the cancer was spreading to his liver and left lung and that time was not on his side. Like many Americans, Chebiji – as he is affectionately known, does not have health insurance. Due to his weak health condition, Chebiji found himself having to cancel live shows, causing his income stream to come to a complete halt, while medical bills and future medical costs continue to mount.

Upon learning of his condition, a few close friends, artists and industry professionals have come together to rally around Chebiji to assist him with his fight.

The result is Samaya: A Benefit Album For Cheb i Sabbah, in which an incredible collection of some of global music’s finest musicians have gathered to contribute exclusive tracks and remixes to help raise money for fusion pioneer Cheb i Sabbah’s health care costs in his battle against cancer.

Some featured artists include Ustad Zakir Hussain, Kailash Kher and Karsh Kale.

You can help Cheb i Sabbah by purchasing a copy of the Samaya Benefit Album. 100% of the net proceeds will go directly to Cheb i Sabbah’s Health Care Treatment Fund.