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AFRO-NETS> Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report - Tue, 25 Sep 2001
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report - Tue, 25 Sep 2001
- From: Cecilia Snyder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 13:05:54 -0400 (EDT)
Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report - Tue, 25 Sep 2001
Proceeds of Marvin Gaye Remake to be Split Between AIDS Initiatives,
Terrorist Attack Relief Fund
The proceeds from a new all-star re-recording of Marvin Gaye's 1971
single "What's Going On?" will now benefit both anti-AIDS efforts in
Africa and a fund established to help the victims of the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, accord-
ing to a U2 release. Musical artists such as Bono, Michael Stipe,
Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige gathered on Sept. 5
and Sept. 7 to record five different mixes of the song. The recording
is being produced by Artists Against AIDS Worldwide, and the sales of
the CD were initially intended to "raise awareness and funds to fight
the scourge of AIDS in Africa." However, following the attacks of
Sept. 11, Artists Against AIDS decided that "the recording's powerful
healing message extended beyond the scope of the project's original
aim [and] decided to donate 50% of its proceeds to the United Way's
Sept. 11 Fund and 50% to the AIDS relief effort." The press release
concludes, "While America works to heal the wounds on its shores, the
horror of AIDS and the war against it continues in Africa and the
rest of the world." The recordings are scheduled for release in the
United States on Oct. 23 (U2 release, 9/24).
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