International recording artists ALICIA KEYS, ANGELIQUE KIDJO and HOLLY COLE headline this spectacular evening supporting grassroots organizations at the front lines of the AIDS pandemic in Africa.
Hope Rising! shines a celebratory spotlight on grassroots African commnities working to turn the tide of HIV and AIDS. Music, drama and dance are integrated in a creative reflection of the struggle for survival, healing and hope.
Legendary singer, actor, civil rights activist and humanitarian HARRY BELAFONTE and former Canadian UN Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa, STEPHEN LEWIS, host the Globe and Mail Roundtable: Philanthropy for Hope and Impact, prior to the concert. The roundtable is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join 300 special guests for a dinner and discussion about how philanthropy can have a concrete and powerful impact in peoples' lives on the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic.
Ticket proceeds support grassroots HIV/AIDS projects in Africa.