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invites Lesotho choir to perform alongside Coldplay
at charity concert
28 June 2016
Harry has invited a youth choir from Lesotho to
perform alongside Coldplay at a concert hosted by
his Sentebale charity.
The charity announced that the 12-strong choir, who
are aged between seven and 19, will also be joined
on Tuesday's bill by Grammy and Brit Award winning
artist Joss Stone.
The concert will take place in front of an audience
of 3,000 people in the public gardens of Kensington
Palace to raise funds and awareness of the
challenges faced by teenagers living with HIV in
Also performing will be singer-songwriter Laura
Mvula, African-Norwegian duo Nico and Vinz, spoken
word artist George the Poet, who is a newly
appointed ambassador for the charity, and Argentine
polo player Nacho Figueras. Journalist and novelist
Tom Bradby will MC the event.
Harry surprised the Basotho Youth Choir by visiting
them as they rehearsed at The BRIT School, in
Croydon, with singer Stone.
During the visit, the prince was reunited with
16-year-old Relebohile "Mutsu" Potsane, who was just
four years old when Harry first met him during his
2004 gap year visit to the country.
The money raised by the concert will go towards
Sentebale's monthly Saturday clubs, caregiver days
and residential week-long camps delivering
psychosocial support to children living with HIV in
Lesotho, and soon in Botswana.
The charity was founded by Harry and Prince Seeiso
of Lesotho in 2006 to help victims of poverty and
the HIV and Aids epidemic.
Cathy Ferrier, chief executive of Sentebale, said: "
The world has committed to ending the Aids epidemic
by 2030 but ignorance and misunderstanding continues
to undermine those efforts.
"Stigma, discrimination and lack of education about
HIV/Aids means young people in Africa are
increasingly dying when Aids-related deaths are in
decline for all other age groups.
"Together we have an opportunity to end an epidemic
that has defined public health for a generation but
it won't go away unless we act now. The Sentebale
concert is all about bringing people together to
make a difference." .
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