Thursday, 19 May 2011
ERIC WAINAINA HELPED RAISE SH 8M IN JARS OF CLAY CHARITY
Kenyan Afro Fusion act Eric Wainaina was among the special surprise guests that were performing at the concert organized by American Christian group Jars of Clay.
The charity event took place on May 10 where over 1200 people converged at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, USA to celebrate the 1000 communities and over 600,000 people that now have safe water in Africa.
Dubbed the Well: Done Celebration, the concert was held in honour of the successful completion of the 1,000 Wells Project. The event raised over Sh 8m ($100,000) and brought praises from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam who was on hand for the celebration. Accompanied by the Mapinduzi Band and backed by Atemi Ayungi, they performed popular singles like Twende Twende and Sawa Sawa.
Other performers included Brandon Heath, Christopher Williams and Matthew Perryman Jones, HANSON, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken and host, Charlie Peacock.
The Blood: Water Mission is an organization that began as the vision of the Grammy winning band Jars of Clay to provide safe water for various African communities.