Africa Celebrates U2

In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2
Available Tuesday, April 1, 2008 From Shout! Factory

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Star
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.

"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.

Track Listing:
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"

[Published on: 12/4/07]

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kirkbrew starstarstarstar Tue 12/4/2007 12:29PM
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"Mysterious Ways", "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own", "One" and "With Or Without You" are some of the suckiest songs that ever sucked (that were not on Vertigo or Bomb). These guys got to do them better than U2. For once, I am looking forward to a tribute album.

moejoerisin Tue 12/4/2007 12:30PM
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this should prove to be much better than U2's actual music.

mrkrinkle6884 Tue 12/4/2007 12:57PM
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hippyjessica Tue 12/4/2007 12:59PM
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Bono is a turd sandwich.

theragman Tue 12/4/2007 01:22PM
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about time!

U2 fuckin' rules!

jimmy row Tue 12/4/2007 01:42PM
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U2 stinks man

gmoo Tue 12/4/2007 02:00PM
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Bono doesn't hold the record for biggest crap, he IS the record.

Benzino Tue 12/4/2007 02:17PM
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big fat turd sandwich that man is

MoreTunes Tue 12/4/2007 03:15PM
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Its always funny when people rip into Bono and U2. Granted the South Park episode was pretty funny, why the hate? U2 shows are amazing, and although most of their tunes are pop music, its usually good, and the songs that are under the radar are some of the best ever written. Name one reason you should hate a man/band that has done so much? I got some stuff you should read! You all weigh 100 Courics. Cheers!

ps. tribute albums are weak

RothburyWithCheese starstarstar Wed 12/5/2007 06:10AM
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MoreTunes Wed 12/5/2007 06:55AM
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moejoerisin Wed 12/5/2007 08:00AM
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i'm not hating on U2.. i like a select few of their songs.. i just think, with artists like angelquie kidjo, vieux farke toure and the refugee all stars, this music will be more interesting and dynamic than U2's own songs.

nuke_ticketbastard Thu 12/6/2007 09:19AM
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cool mojo so you have listened to sierra leones refugee all-stars? groovy - i dig them .... didn't know any one else who had heard of them! what stuff of theirs do you have???

moejoerisin Thu 12/6/2007 09:52AM
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don't have any of their stuff.. got a chance to see them play (and was actually lucky enough to meet them) in upstate new york when i was in school up there. really cool guys and great musicians.

Shmo-Kaine starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/12/2007 11:07AM
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nobody should celebrate U2 ever.