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Sunday, June 15, 2008

The 46664 Concert



Many of the world's most powerful and instantly recognisable figures and a concert audience of 46,664 will pay their tributes to one of the world's most loved leaders, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and icon of freedom, Nelson 'Madiba' Mandela, as he turns 90 later this year.

In a three-hour evening concert in London's Hyde Park, The 46664 Concert Honouring Nelson Mandela at 90 on Friday June 27, President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Will Smith, Ms. Oprah Winfrey, Robert de Niro and Forest Whitaker are amongst those who will attend. Artists specially invited to perform for Mr. Mandela at the Friday night 90th birthday concert will include Queen + Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simple Minds, Leona Lewis, the Sugababes, Dame Shirley Bassey, Razorlight, Andrea and Sharon Corr, Eddy Grant, and Jamelia, along with international 46664 Ambassadors Italy's Zucchero and Spain's Amaral, among many others not announced yet.

Here is some footage from last year of South African R&B star Loyiso at Johannesburg World AIDS Day concert 2007 ...

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MIMI has more archive footage; here is Nelson Mandela's speech at Johannesburg World AIDS Day 2007 ...

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and R&B star Jamelia (whose mother is Zimbabwean) at Johannesburg World AIDS Day concert ...

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Get all the details about the 46664 concert at www.46664.com The concert proceeds will go to the 46664 campaign which raises awareness about the impact of AIDS, especially in Africa, and promotes effective HIV prevention measures throughout the world.

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