kilikinav (kilikinav) wrote in u2,

In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2

I just found out about this album the other day!

In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 features brand-new covers of classic U2 songs by Grammy Award-winning and up-and-coming African artists including Angelique Kidjo, Les Nubians, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Vieux Farka Touré, Vusi Mahlasela and the Soweto Gospel Choir.

The album was inspired by 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. In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 is a revolutionary tribute to one of the world's best-loved bands.

Proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

Here's the official website.  You can purchase the album via Amazon (or download it); I don't know if it's available in stores?

You can also go here to listen to "Pride" sung by the Soweto Gospel Choir and for a chance to win a copy of the album.

What I hear from the snippets on the site sounds good, very different of course than the originals but I think they do justice to the spirit of the songs.
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