In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2
Available Tuesday, April 1, 2008 From Shout! Factory
Featuring original interpretations of classic U2 songs by
Angelique Kidjo, Les Nubians, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Vieux Farka Toure, Vusi Mahlasela, Soweto Gospel Choir, Ba Cissoko, Cheikh Lô, Keziah Jones, Tony Allen, Waldemar Bastos, African Underground All-Stars with Chosan, Optimist and Iyoka.
| Sierra Leone's Refugee All Star|
"I believe that art is a prime facilitator of truth, and those who have come to embrace this have always enhanced our humanity. Angelique Kidjo is such an artist, using her work and her growing fame to change the way the world views Africa... Most artists talk about doing good, few go out and do it. Angelique Kidjo is one of them." -Harry Belafonte (Vanity Fair, July 2007)
"Raised in war-torn Chad... [Les Nubians] have seen firsthand how music can heal souls--including their own." -Newsweek
"The mind struggles to grasp the idea that tragedy and even horrific brutality can somehow give birth to life-affirming, uplifting music. But there is no better proof of that bittersweet truth than the joyful sounds of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars..." -Montreal Gazette
On April 1, 2008, Shout! Factory will release In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2, an album celebrating the music, culture and future of Africa, and an unprecedented musical homage to Bono and U2 for their ongoing humanitarian relief efforts aiding the beloved continent. A portion of the record's proceeds will directly benefit The Global Fund.
Produced by Shawn Amos and Paul Heck, In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 was initially inspired by Amos' work in South Africa while running the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation. Amos re-entered the music industry with a heartfelt initiative to cultivate greater awareness of the emerging socio-economic success stories happening within many of the country's regions. Amos, a longtime fan of U2, witnessed Bono's direct philanthropic impact via the launch of the ONE campaign and (RED), and his poignant outspoken public commentary on the immediate financial needs facing Africa.
1. Angelique Kidjo "Mysterious Ways"
2. Vieux Farka Touré "Bullet The Blue Sky"
3. Ba Cissoko "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
4. Vusi Mahlasela "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"
5. Tony Allen "Where The Streets Have No Name"
6. Cheikh Lô "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
7. Keziah Jones "One"
8. Les Nubians "With Or Without You"
9. Soweto Gospel Choir "Pride (In The Name Of Love)"
10. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars "Seconds"
11. African Underground All-Stars Featuring Chosan, Optimus & Iyoka "Desire"
12. Waldemar Bastos "Love Is Blindness"