JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Live Earth South Africa will be staged at The Cradle of Humankind,
Maropeng, just outside of Johannesburg, on July 7. The artists include Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Danny K, Joss Stone, The Parlotones, The Soweto Gospel Choir, UB40, Vusi Mahlasela and Zola. Tickets cost R250, which
includes all service fees.
Supermodel, actress, singer and author Naomi Campbell will be speaking from the stage at Live Earth Johannesburg.
"I'm proud to be a part of Live Earth and I'm especially proud that we
are joining forces here in South Africa," said Campbell. "Nowhere is the
issue of global warming more critical than in Africa. Live Earth Johannesburg
will not only unify Africans on this issue, it will connect the crisis here
with the rest of the world."
The Live Earth Concerts for a Climate in Crisis will be hosting the
African leg of the concert at Maropeng, the visitor center to the Cradle of
Humankind World Heritage Site. Maropeng, the Setswana word meaning 'returning
to the place of our origins' denotes the universal relevance of the Cradle of
Humankind as the ancestral home of all, marking the birthplace of the human
species in the continent of Africa. It is a large and extraordinarily
beautiful area showcasing ancient history, human beginnings, adventure and
discovery, and it is here that the human footprint began.
The Live Earth concert at Maropeng is produced by BIG Concerts, South
Africa's premier live music promoters.
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen