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October 22, 2003

Nelson Mandala announced today the line up for a benefit concert for AIDS awareness to be held on November 29 in Cape Town, South Africa. Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be performing along with Britney Spears, 50 Cent, Beyoncé, Pink, Shakira, Bono, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Sting, the Corrs and others.

The extravaganza will be broadcast live over the Internet, and a 90-minute special will air on MTV on World AIDS Day, December 1. The event will be called 46664, a very personal number for Mandela "46664 was my prison number for over 18 years," he said. "I was imprisoned on Robben Island [and] known as just another number. Millions of people today infected with AIDS are just that — a number. They, too, are serving a prison sentence for life. No longer is AIDS just a disease, it is a human-rights issue." More

Posted by acapnews at October 22, 2003 6:44 PM

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