15 African artists, 1 Continent, Africa. 1 Nation, 1 billion Africans. Never before in the history of our continent and our people has it become so important to stand up and to be counted. The dignity and honour of our people has to be protected so whether it is famine and war in Somalia or a tornado in Duduza.
15 young artists have identified the cry of the people of Somalia, the hungry adults, the starving children dying at a rate of 4000 per day, the crippling consequences of measles, TB and general gunshot injuries, the difficulty, the pain, the sadness of a “forgotten nation”.
These artists have empathised “our people are not alone anymore, we will stand by them”. These artists have stood up to be counted and have offered their talent and their services for free so that our African children in Somalia may live. These artists have put their heart and soul into this campaign and are asking ALL South Africans to show the spirit of Ubuntu and support Somalia as well as Duduza by attending the One African Nation concert on Saturday, 5 November 2011 (this weekend at the Johannesburg Stadium. The concert will be held from 10 AM to 8 PM.
For the first time in the history of the African continent, African artists have gotten together, not only to raise funds for fellow Africans, but to emphasise a self belief that it can be done and done by us. Indeed this is an affirmation of what 50 million South Africans have done for Somalia whether as government, corporates, professionals, media, musicians, artists, pensioners or school children.
The artists have selected Gift of the Givers to be the medium for the delivery of the funds raised by them. The concert will featured R N B And Soul artists like Oliver Mtukudzi, AKA, Nameless, L-Tido and Khuli Chana, all in aide to raise funds for Somalia. For details about the 1 African Nation concert phone Helen Gouws on 0827188052 or get your tickets via Computicket (priced between R120 and R220). Join “Gift of the Givers Group” on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for more updates.
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