Sunday, 21 August 2011
ARTISTES UNITE TO FIGHT HUNGER
Top musicians are working together to fight famine under the umbrella of Africans Act 4 Africa, the artistes, aims to put pressure on their governments to fund relief for the hunger crisis.
Organizers by Afro Fusion act Sara Mitaru, the campaign is supposed to get the personalities involved in the crisis.
Sara has called, texted, Tweeted, and Facebooked her network of fellow musicians in countries as far apart as South Africa and Nigeria, calling for their participation.
Already Kenyan acts Nameless, Juliani, Jaguar and Sauti Sol are on board and are now being joined by P-Square and Asa from Nigeria and Tanzanian poet Maya Wegeris on the line-up. Youssou N’Dour from Senegal has indicated to organizers that he is interested in being involved.
According to various press outlets, Africans Act 4 Africa aims to spread this clear grassroots desire to help across the continent. Participants are discussing the possibility of scripting and scoring a single to be released to raise funds for the drought.
Check out the acts pledging their support