London, UK (PRWEB) June 27, 2008
iClips, a cutting edge live interactive social networking and video streaming website, is proud to announce the broadcast of 46664 Concert Honoring Nelson Mandela on his 90th Birthday on June 27 in Hyde Park, London.
To assist in creating awareness and raising funds for 46664, iClips will broadcast this once in a lifetime concert event live on the Internet at http://www.clips.net. This cutting edge company will also help to create the biggest birthday card message in the world. Anyone with a mobile phone can be involved in Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebrations thanks to the 'Text Your Birthday Wishes' campaign. In order to wish this iconic leader a Happy Birthday, just text your message and be involved in creating the world's biggest virtual birthday card. See http://www.happybirthdaymandala.com for more details.
Fundraising events as part of the celebrations will benefit the charitable organizations established by Mr. Mandela: the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, which through their work have sought to bring about change and make a difference to lives in South Africa, Africa and elsewhere over the past 14 years..
iClips has a very remarkable list of media companies that have reached out to assist in this great event. Yahoo!, Tiscali, People.com, Essence.com, EW.com, to name a few, are all on board to offer this great content with its special message to the world.
The concert will feature numerous unexpected appearances, with several major artists keeping silent about their involvement in order to take both Mr. Mandela and the audience by surprise, but all of the excitement will be captured by iClips and be broadcast live over the Internet giving supporters around the world their chance to take witness to the three-hour evening concert in London's Hyde Park on Friday June 27, The 46664 Concert Honoring Nelson Mandela at 90.
Artists specially invited to perform for Mr. Mandela at the Friday night 90th birthday concert will include Josh Groban, Amy Winehouse, Queen + Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simple Minds, Leona Lewis, the Sugababes, Razorlight, Andrea and Sharon Corr, Eddy Grant, and Jamelia, along with international 46664 Ambassadors Italy's Zucchero and Spain's Amaral. Joining them to celebrate the life of the world's most respected statesman will be South African and African artists including Johnny Clegg, Sipho Mabuse, multi-South African Music Awards winner Loyiso, Kurt Darren, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Aids orphan choir The Children of Agape - the subject of the award winning film feature 'We Are Together', the legendary Papa Wemba and Sudanese 'war child' rapper Emmanuel Jal.
More Information on iClips:
iClips is positioning itself as the world wide leader in live streaming video, having streamed more live content than any other company in the last year and a half. As iClips continues to push the envelope of live streaming it will be incorporating its new social networking platform and virtual worlds concept that will usher in a new video focused, interactive, fully immersive social networking platform. http://www.iclips.net
More Information on 46664
Inspired by the vision and leadership of Nelson Mandela, 46664 is a campaign vehicle of the Nelson Mandela charitable organisations. 46664's aim is to raise awareness of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, as well as funds to support the ongoing 46664 campaign and the HIV AIDS projects it directly supports throughout sub-Saharan Africa. 46664's project funds develop and support practical programmes for the prevention, testing, care and support for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.
46664 was the prison number of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, Cape Town where he was held in captivity for 18 years. He was the 466th prisoner to be incarcerated on the island in 1964. In 2002 Mr Mandela gave his prison number 46664 to Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, who along with fellow artists Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, was instrumental in persuading over 30 of the world's great artists to join Nelson Mandela at an all-star concert in Cape Town in November 2003 in aid of 46664. Through radio and television coverage, the concert delivered the 46664 message to more than 2 billion people in 166 countries, the most widely distributed media event in history.
All the artists that perform at the 46664 concerts are appointed by Nelson Mandela as 46664 ambassadors to help him in his ongoing fight to raise awareness of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and to help those infected and affected by the pandemic in South Africa.
46664 recently unveiled its 2007/2008 campaign which will build on its past achievements and expand its outreach activities to communities and schools to engage the youth most affected by HIV and AIDS.
The not-for-profit organisation harnesses the universal connecting power of music, sport and entertainment to deliver its messages primarily to children and young adults. The campaign is driven by well recognised figures in these fields thereby capturing the attention of youth world-wide.
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