Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the world’s most famous muziekkoppel, will on december 2 in Johannesburg occur due to the 100th anniversary of the birth of former South African president Nelson Mandela to celebrate, that was announced by the organizers yesterday.
The concert, which will be broadcast worldwide, will pay tribute to the icon of the anti-apartheidsstrijd and will focus on international efforts to eliminate poverty from the world, to help, said the organization Global Citizen.
The FNB Stadium in Soweto also welcomes Coldplay-singer Chris Martin, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Usher. Also, African stars, such as the South African hiphopproducent Cassper Nyovest and Nigerians Wizkid, D’banj and Femi Kuti, sons of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, are expected.
Global Citizen hopes prior to the concert one billion dollar gifts to receive to the poorest of the poor, to help, of which half is intended for women and young girls.
For the founder of Global Citizen Hugh Evans, is Nelson Mandela a source of inspiration with regard to his commitment to national reconciliation and democracy and the fight against poverty and the promotion of health.
Unlike traditional concerts, distributes Global Citizen free tickets for those who promise to mobilize against poverty, for example by their government to ask for international aid to support.
Evans regretted that several major countries do not meet the UN target of 0.7% of their GDP to international aid. The Us president, Donald Trump has announced a third part of the budget for this help to reduce.