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Africa Celebrates U2

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 Africa celebrates U2

I just found out about this new record of U2 covers done by African Artists called "In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2.

"Produced by Shawn Amos and Paul Heck, In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 features Grammy Award-winning/nominated African artists as well as top up-and-coming talents including Angelique Kidjo, Les Nubians, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Vieux Farka Touré, Vusi Mahlasela and the Soweto Gospel Choir. Initially inspired by his work in South Africa while running the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation, Amos re-entered the music industry with a heartfelt initiative to cultivate greater awareness of the emerging socio-economic success stories happening within many of the country’s regions. Amos, a longtime fan of U2, witnessed Bono’s direct philanthropic impact via the launch of the ONE campaign and (RED), and his poignant outspoken public commentary on the immediate financial needs facing Africa."  (via website)

You can purchase the album here. Check out some of the songs from the album

Ba Sissoko - "Sunday Bloody Sunday"

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Tony Allen - "Where the Streets Have No Name"

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