Official SING Announcement
WORLD AIDS DAY RELEASE – SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBERFIRST EVER DIGITAL RELEASE ON A SATURDAY IN THE UK
FEATURING GUEST VOCALS FROM
MADONNA | CELINE DION | P!NK | SHAKIRA | KT TUNSTALL | DIDO
FAITH HILL | FERGIE | SUGABABES | BETH ORTON | BONNIE RAITT
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT | JOSS STONE | MELISSA ETHERIDGE
ANGELIQUE KIDJO | BEVERLEY KNIGHT | K.D LANG | SHINGAI SHONIWA GLADYS KNIGHT | ISOBEL CAMPBELL| SARAH McLACHLAN
RAZOR AND TIE
HOT REMIXES FROM MOTO BLANCO, DEAN COLEMAN, HARRY “CHOO CHOO” RIMEREZ AND ANNIE LENNOX & NITIN SAWHNEY
Annie Lennox has teamed up with 23 of the world’s most acclaimed female superstar voices for the charity record Sing, to raise money and awareness for the HIV/AIDS organisation, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). The original track, already available to download through all online retailers; will be accompanied by special remixes available from SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER – WORLD AIDS DAY. The track is taken from Annie’s new album Songs of Mass Destruction released this week. Annie Lennox recently spent 2 weeks in South Africa with the TAC, recording the real situation millions are facing every day, so the people unaware of the pandemic might gain some understanding. There are few resources to help medicate sufferers or educate the people about the prevention of HIV/AIDS. The trip will be documented across online, TV and print media produced by Annie Lennox herself.
Included among the group of superstar voices are TAC local activist members own vocal group, known as “The Generics”, whose CD of social / political activist songs inspired Annie to make Sing a reality. Annie then personally approached each of the female artists by letter and the recordings were made all over the world in each artist local studio over the spring of 2007.
TAC was founded on 10 December 1998 in Cape Town, South Africa. They campaign for treatment for people with HIV and to reduce new HIV infections. Their efforts have resulted in many life-saving interventions, including the implementation of country-wide mother-to-child transmission prevention and antiretroviral treatment programmes. The TAC also runs a treatment literacy campaign: this is a training programme on the science of HIV treatment and prevention.
The TAC’s objectives are as follows:
• Campaign for equitable access to affordable treatment for all people with HIV/AIDS.
• Campaign for and support the prevention and elimination of all new HIV infections.
• Promote and sponsor legislation to ensure equal access to social services for and equal treatment of all people with HIV/AIDS.
• Challenge by means of litigation, lobbying, advocacy and all forms of legitimate social mobilisation, any barrier or obstacle, including unfair discrimination, that limits access to treatment for HIV/AIDS in the private and public sector.
• Educate, promote and develop an understanding and commitment within all communities of developments in HIV/AIDS treatment.
• Campaign for access to affordable and quality health care for all people in South Africa.
• Train and develop a representative and effective leadership of people living with HIV/AIDS on the basis of equality and non-discrimination irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, sex, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status or any other ground.
• Campaign for an effective regional and global network comprising of organisations with similar aims and objectives.