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Rock concert benefits youth in Northern Uganda

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Local musicians were rocking out in downtown Jackson Saturday night and it was all for a good cause.  Musical artists Blue Mountain, Kudzu Kings and Taylor Hildebrand were all performing at Hal and Mal's Restaurant.

It was all to benefit a River Blue, a vocational training program for youth in north Uganda.  80 young people have graduated from the program that offers tailoring, agriculture, business and English skills.

"We're dealing with a community that has suffered from the Lord's resistance army in northern Uganda, the rebel army.  Now that there's peace we've come in and it's a program where we're giving them a chance now. We're allowing them to educate themselves and give back to the community," said Program Director Chandler Griffin.

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