46664: Part 1 -- African Prayer

46664: Part 1 -- African Prayer

     
 

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Watched by 40,000 South Africans and telecast live to millions more on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2003, the 46664 charity concert in Cape Town joined over 30 international performers to raise awareness and funds in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The 4 ½-hour event was the first stage of a global initiative championed by Nelson Mandela, which takes its name from his… See more details below

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Watched by 40,000 South Africans and telecast live to millions more on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2003, the 46664 charity concert in Cape Town joined over 30 international performers to raise awareness and funds in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The 4 ½-hour event was the first stage of a global initiative championed by Nelson Mandela, which takes its name from his prison number during the apartheid era. Together with the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, U2's Bono and The Edge, Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, Bob Geldof, and the late Joe Strummer, Mandela's appeal has initiated a score of artistic collaborations and launched programs for treatment, education, and research in Africa.

The 46664 concert has been released on three CDs -- African Prayer, Long Walk to Freedom, and Amandla -- featuring the artists mentioned above, plus a host of South African musicians and special guests including Beyonce, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Paul Oakenfold, Annie Lennox, the Corrs, Jimmy Cliff, and many others. A double-DVD set, 46664: The Event, includes the full concert presentation, two documentaries, extensive artist interviews, and twelve one-minute films by contemporary visual artists addressing HIV/AIDS.

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Part one of a three-disc overview of the November 29, 2003, benefit concert for Nelson Mandela's AIDS awareness campaign named 46664 after Mandela's prisoner number, Nelson Mandela AIDS Concert: African Prayer draws its highlights from the most unexpected places. The Cape Town, South Africa, crowd is exuberant enough to bring out the best of both Beyoncé and Yusuf Islam -- the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens -- and some live vamping on Paul Oakenfold's "Starry Eyed Surprise" makes the overexposed song sound new again. Whistles and air horns interfere with a poignant set from Baaba Maal, and Peter Gabriel offers two songs over 20 minutes in the same fist-in-the-air closing medley he's closed his shows with for years. All the serious numbers on African Prayer could have come off much better if the surrounding light pop had more conviction behind it. Putting together comps of grandiose and diverse concerts can't be easy, and it looks like at least one volume of the 46664 series had to be disjointed.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2004
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227892227
catalogNumber:
78922

Tracks

  1. Crazy in Love @@Beyonce
  2. Speech
  3. Redemption Song
  4. Say It's Not True @@David A. Stewart / Queen
  5. Starry Eyed Surprise@@Paul Oakenfold/Shifty Shellshock/TC
  6. Ready Steady Go@@Paul Oakenfold/ Shifty Shellshock/ TC/ Aamampondo Drummers
  7. Baayo @@Baaba Maal
  8. Njilou @@Baaba Maal
  9. African Dream Again
  10. Wild World@@Yusuf Islam/ Peter Gabriel
  11. In Your Eyes@@Peter Gabriel/ Youssou N'Dour/ Angelique Kidjo
  12. Biko  - Peter Gabriel
  13. American Prayer @@David A. Stewart/ Bono/ Beyonce/ The Edge

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Thompson   Background Vocals
Spike Edney   Keyboards,Vocals,Musical Direction
Bongani Masuku   Background Vocals
Spencer Mbadu   Bass
Treana Morris   Background Vocals
Jamie Moses   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Stroud   Bass,Vocals
Michael Kearsey   Trombone
Zoe Nicholas   Background Vocals
Mandise Dlanga   Background Vocals
Keith Prior   Percussion,Drums
Shilts   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Steve Hamilton   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Frank Paco   Drums
Jeff Leach   Keyboards
Stanislav Anguelov   Accordion
Andy Bush   Trumpet,Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

Jimmy Cliff   Author
Bob Marley   Composer
Johnny Clegg   Author
Baaba Maal   Composer,Author
Peter Gabriel   Composer,Author
Bob Geldof   Author
Paul Rodgers   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer,Author
Brian May   Composer
Zucchero   Author
Eugene Record   Composer
Roger Taylor   Composer
Annie Lennox   Author
Jesse Jackson   Author
Edge   Author
Bill Clinton   Author
Paul Oakenfold   Composer,Author
Jim Beach   Executive Producer,Event Producer
Bono   Author
Spike Edney   Musical Director
Steven A. Jones   Event Producer
Angélique Kidjo   Author
Youssou N'Dour   Author
Gary Wilson   Marketing
Danny K   Author
Justin Shirley-Smith   Engineer
Yvonne Chaka Chaka   Author
Pascal Obispo   Composer
Toby Alington   Engineer
Keith Peacock   Cover Design
Twig   Mastering
Robert De Niro   Author
Caroline Corr   Author
Shawn Carter   Composer
Victor P. Mitchell   Marketing
Andrea Corr   Author
Sharon Corr   Author
Beyoncé   Composer
Beyoncé Knowles   Author
Jim Corr   Author
Oprah Winfrey   Author
Heather Campbell   Event Producer
Seth Binzer   Composer
Anastacia   Author
Rich Harrison   Composer
Nick Levitt   Event Producer
Nelson Mandela   Author,Inspiration
David Stewart   Director,Contributor,Author,Artistic Director
Nigel Weymouth   Contributor
Jeff Leach   Programming
Mark Ashelford   Legal Advisor
Andrews Bonsu   Author
Richard Branson   Author
Jean Francois Cecillon   Executive Producer,Event Producer
Alexi Cory Smith   Legal Advisor
Stuart Crouch   Cover Design
Richard G A Feachem   Author
Craig Hinds   Author
Liz Holden   Event Producer
Abdel Wright   Author
Phil Symes   Contributor,Publicity
Lloyd Salmons   Contributor
Jessica Wells   Cover Design
Andy Gray   Composer
Shimon Cohen   Contributor,Publicity
Thandiswa Mazwai   Author
Tim Young   Mastering

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