When I learned about these "Stand Up" concert events being planned, I decided to grab some YouTube videos to give a taste for those of us participating online:
In Nairobi, Kenya, they held the anti- hunger concert dubbed Free the Hungry Billion, Stand Up and Take Action, bringing together development-conscious musicians from across the African continent, including
Oliver Mutukudzi (Zimbabwe),
Susan Owiyo (Kenya)
Professor Jay (Tanzania)
Didier Awadi (Senegal)
Ntsiki Mazwai (South Africa)
Carlou D (Senegal)
and Wahu (Kenya) Video .
Food donations will be collected from attendees.
In Nigeria, thousands of people attended various concerts over the three-day mobilization by performers including
and Femi Kuti,
who will honor the life and work of renowned African musician/AIDS activist Fela Kuti.
The performers will explore the MDGs and the issues of social injustice, exclusion and poverty through song and dance. They will also sign a petition demanding accountability and transparency in their governments in order to achieve the MDGs.