Saturday, June 6, 2009

Aretha Franklin & Queen Latifah among headliners for Mandela Day Celebration NYC's first

DAVE STEWART, ARETHA FRANKLIN, Others to Appear at NYC Mandela Day Concert

Mandela_day_concert MUSIC NEWS - NYC will host the inaugural Mandela Day event on July 18, 2009 with a concert at Madison Square Garden to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday. Mandela Day is a call for people around the world to honor Nelson Mandela’s inspiration and values. The hope is that people will observe the day annually not as a holiday, but as a day to join in and realize their full potential to make a difference to the world.

The concert will include a diverse lineup with artist such as; Dave Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (first lady of France), Josh Groban, Cyndi Lauper, Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Jesse McCartney, TLC, The Soweto Gospel Choir, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Chris Chameleon, Freshlyground, Emmanuel Jal, Loyiso, Sipho Mabuse, Vusi Mahlasela, Thandiswa Mazwai and Suzanna Owiyo (other performers are expected to be announced).

The concert is the culmination of a week-long series of events in New York City in celebration of the first-ever Mandela Day.

To read more about New York City's first EVER Mandela Day Celebration.....CLICK HERE

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