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Montréal, Québec, Canada, 2007/02/12 - 3000 Children die every day, that's more than 2 children every minute. 17 University and Cegep student associations are coming together to help raise money to fight Malaria in Africa.
To do that, all groups are sponsoring a concert that will be given by Vieux Farka Toure, son of the late Ali Farka Toure.
The concert will be held at:
4530 PAPINEAU, CORNER MOUNT-ROYAL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th 2007 AT 8PM
Vieux Farka Toure is one of the world's most anticipated and talented new artists - The successor for his two- time Grammy Award winning father, Ali Farka Toure. A brilliant guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Vieux brings the energy and charisma that has mesmerized audiences in Europe and Africa to Montreal on his first ever tour to North America. Backed by an all-star cast of Malian and American artists - Including the legendary Mama Sissoko - Vieux brings together Rock funk and Reggae with the desert blues of Mali in an electrifing new global sound.
This event is the effort of 17 different student organizations including:
Centre Hillel (chillel.com), Hillel Montreal, Africa is Real, SHOUT, Amnesty International UDM, Amnesty International UQAM, Enfant Entraide, African Student Association of Concordia, African Student Association of UQAM, Black Student Network McGill, Hillel UQAM, Armenian Student Group UDM, Hillel UDM, NJCL, McGill Daily Newspaper and the Dawson Student Association!