TO PERFORM IN CONCERT
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[ May 18th 2004 ]
two decades after producing the historic "We Are
The World" recording, music legend Quincy Jones
will gather many of the world's best-recognized
artists and personalities for a global concert
marking the launch of a worldwide humanitarian
effort aimed at helping children in war-ravaged
cities. "We Are The Future" will take over Rome's
Circus Maximus on May 16th, 2004 for a globally
tele- and web-cast concert to draw the eyes of
the world to the alarming increase in mortality
rates among children in these areas.
the event's all-star lineup includes Muhammad
Ali, Patti Austin, Usher, Alicia Keys, LL Cool
J, Andrea Bocelli, Cirque Du Soleil, Natalie Cole,
Josh Groban, Angelina Jolie, Youssou N'Dour, Lionel
Richie, the cast of Stomp, Ben Taylor, Chris Tucker,
and Oprah Winfrey, among many others. The event
is free, but 100 percent of the proceeds from
the concert's broadcast and related merchandise
sales will benefit "We Are The Future" programs,
including Child Centers in six cities worldwide.
The first Center opened April 8th, 2004 in Kigali,
Rwanda. Other Centers will open later this year
in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Asmara, Eritrea; Freetown,
Sierra Leone; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Nablus on
the West Bank.
last decade alone, 2 million children were killed,
6 million injured and 12 million left homeless
as the result of regional conflicts. In developing
countries that are in conflict or post-conflict
situations, 30,000 children under the age of five
die every day, many from easily preventable causes.
Concert producer Quincy Jones said, "This event
is a clarion call to the world to take notice
of the plight of children everywhere. Mortality
rates among children are soaring and the international
community must respond. We believe that "We Are
The Future" is an important first step."
The Future" is the collective dream of Quincy
Jones' Listen Up Foundation, The Glocal Forum,
founded by chief Oslo Peace Accords negotiator
Uri Savir, and visionary leader for peace Hani
Masri. Together in a strategic partnership with
the World Bank and its president President James
Wolfensohn, and with the City of Rome and its
Mayor Walter Veltroni, the "We Are The Future"
co-founders are working to improve the lives of
children victimized by conflict. Global broadcast
and webcast partners will be announced shortly.
For more information, follow the hyperlink below.