Africa Live: The Roll Back Malaria Concert (2006)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Concerts, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Witness the largest music event ever staged in Africa as a wide variety of the continent's most gifted musicians join forces on-stage to battle the growing malaria crisis by staging a superstar musical spectacular at Dakar, Senegal's Iba Mar Diop Stadium. Organized in part by legendary musician Youssou N'Dour, the once-in-a-lifetime event drew 50,000 music fans and featured show-stopping performances by such notable talents as Baaba Maal, Joey Starr, Corneille, Awilo Longomba, Orchestra Baobab, and, of course, N'Dour himself. Now, for world music lovers who heard about the concert but may have been unable to make the trip, this release offers a thrilling opportunity to enjoy the show from the best seat in the house while also offering the long version of the Africa Live documentary, nearly an hour of additional music, and UNICEF's Roll Back Malaria film as presented by Angélique Kidjo.



benefit [event], concert, malaria, world-music