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San Francisco Singer to Record Live Album at County Jail

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    Singer Naima Shalhoub will record a live album from San Francisco County Jail #2.

    This week's most exclusive Bay Area concert takes place behind bars.

    Naima Shalhoub will record an album called "Borderlands: Singing Through the Prison Walls" when she performs live for female inmates at San Francisco County Jail #2 on Tuesday.

    The show is an extension of the singer's relationship with this particular audience. Shalhoub, a Lebanese-American who moved to San Francisco nine years ago to earn a masters degree in Postcolonial and Cultural Anthropology, has taught music lessons to many of the women inside County Jail #2 for the past year.

    Shalhoub raised over $17,000 on Indiegogo to fund the recording of this project and plans to donate 50% of the album's profits to help incarcerated women who are re-entering society.