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Beyonce sings for hunger

2003-11-14 14:48

Johannesburg - Multi-talented singer Beyonce Knowles is set to perform at Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg on November 30, as part of a concert aimed at raising awareness for the Unite Against Hunger programme.

Performing with her will be guest divas - to be announced in due course.

Unite Against Hunger is a crisis food relief programme spearheaded by Food & Health Care Giant, Tiger Brands, providing immediate hunger relief to more than 80 000 South Africans per month.

Beneficiaries of the programme include the African Children's Feeding Scheme, Heartbeat and Rotary Charities.

Beyonce's fans will be asked to bring one can or packet of food to the event, which will be distributed to the charities.

The 22-year-old, multi-platinum selling artist, who shot to fame in 1997 with Destiny's Child, has recently released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love.

The hit album includes collaborations with Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, Sean Paul, OutKast's Big Boi and the legendary Luther Vandross to name but a few, and the hit singles Crazy in Love and Baby Boy both of which have been number one on the Billboard charts in the US.

The album has won the MTV Europe Award for best R&B album, and Crazy In Love won the MTV Europe Award for best song.

Beyonce is a founding member and chief songwriter of the award-winning Destiny's Child, one of the biggest selling female acts of all time. Sales of their hit albums are in excess of 33 million records worldwide.

The Divas Unite Against Hunger will showcase the finest in international and local female talent.

Tickets will be available from Computicket.

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