Youssou N’Dour, one of the most celebrated African musicians in history played for one night only at London’s Barbican last night. Youssou is on the Board for Malaria No More and took time out from promoting his new album to talk about how he is using world music to educate people about malaria prevention in Africa and to raise awareness about malaria in the UK & US. Youssou’s interview ran this morning on BBC Radio four’s flagship programme; Today. Listen again to the interview.
The Sun has announced that its first ever World Cup Single will benefit charities Malaria No More UK and Help for Heroes. Footballing legend Terry Venables is the new voice on the classic Elvis track ‘If I Can Dream’ and launched the single yesterday in spectacular style with a world first performance on top of the iconic O2 arena with the London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a professional choir.