GRAMMY award-winning singer, Annie Lennox is on her way back to South Africa for a once-off, unplugged performance in aid of charity. The star, famous for fronting the eighties group The Eurythmics, will be performing at the Teatro theatre in Montecasino on July 8 to raise funds and awareness for her SING Foundation.
The SING campaign was set up by the Little Bird singer in 2007, reportedly after the singer was touched by former President Nelson Mandela description of the HIV/Aids pandemic as a genocide. Spokesperson for the event, Penny Stein said: “She [Lennox] is a very bright, intelligent, very together iconic rock star and so much more. But she is also probably the most committed and strongest HIV/Aids campaigner in the world.”
While this isn’t the star’s first visit to the country, this will mark her first solo and unplugged performance in South Africa for the 54-year-old. “Audiences will get to see the star at her best; up close and personal, where she will be accompanied by nothing other then her piano and her stories encountered along her journey to stardom and to highlight the HIV/Aids pandemic,” Stein said.
Lennox has visited Hong Kong and a few European countries recently, but is said to be returning to the country and is excited to come to the “heart of the cause” in Africa.
Proceeds raised through the event will be used to prevent the spread of the disease, as well as helping those affected and infected by it. Tickets are available at Computicket.