Mandela Day Concert Live

2009-07-16 10:59
Mandela Day

Soul icons Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin spearhead the roll clal of supertsras which incldues Grammy-winning R&B songbird Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Pea, auto-tune rapper T-Pain, disco diva Gloria Gaynor, Fugees Wyclef Jean, hip-hop Queen Latifah, classical pop crooner Josh Groban, ex-Eurthymics rocker Dave Stewart and pop singer Jesse McCartney. 

And let's not forget the A-list line-up of African superstars who come together to give Nelson a shout out. Benin-born Afro-diva Angelique Kidjo and funky Senegalese Afro-pop star Baaba Maal share the stage with the Grammy-award winning Soweto Gospel Choir, township Pop princess Yvonne Chaka Chaka, charismatic Afrikaans crooner Chris Chameleon, Afro-pop favourites Freshlyground, R&B smoothie Loyiso, saxophonist Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse, premier African trouabdour Vusi 'the Voice' Mahlasela, Afrobeat babe Thandiswa Mazwai, singer songwriter Jesse 'son of Johnny' Clegg and many more.

Sounds great, eh? But what if you can't afford the airfare to New York to watch these global stars pay tribute to Madiba?

Well, thanks to 46664, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and live video streaming partner, Livestream, viewers anywhere in the world can now take part in the Mandela Day concert by tuning into Mandela Day TV to watch a live stream of the concert on July 18. For free! The live stream starts at 8pm, New York time on Saturday, July 18. That's about 2am SA time on Sunday morning. Just click on the play icon on screen below to start watching. Happy viewing.

Some Mandela Day 'make your imprint' background
Nelson Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years, beginning in 1942 when he first started to campaign for the human rights of every South African. His life has been an inspiration to the world. To date, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and 46664 have focused mainly on supporting projects in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa where current needs are greatest, particularly for those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Coinciding with Madiba's 91st birthday, the inagural Mandela Day is designed as a call around the world for people to honor Nelson Mandela's inspiration and values, and observe the day annually as a celebration - not as a holiday, but as a day to opt in. The Mandela Day campaign calls upon people around the world to commit 67 minutes of their time to make an imprint and help change the world around them. More information on how you can add your imprint is available here.

A star studded cast of musical legends pay tribute to Nelson Mandela at what promsies to be should be a fantastic concert celebration at the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York, America on July 18, Madiba's 91st birthday.
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