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Solange Knowles Sings For Africa In New Song “Kenya”

I love Solange Knowles. Not just because she cares for my lovely Africa, but also because she is a wonderful musician who uses her voice for the greater good. Solange is using her voice to raise awareness and funds for The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation’s Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN). The organization’s focus is to give African schools and communities direct access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Half of Africa’s population suffers from diseases related to unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation, and is looking to increase to 47 million in three years if nothing changes. To this end, Solange has teamed up with Chris Taylor, Twin Shadow and director Natalie Johns to create “Kenya”, a donate to download track.

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation are hoping to raise $10,000 for clean water projects as their first target. All direct proceeds from the sales will benefit African countries in need. For example, in the North and Central regions of Cameroon, Plan Cameroon are hoping to raise $4000 toward construction of well in a primary school so that girls no longer have to miss school during the day as they collect water for their classrooms.

In Rwanda, Water for People will work to provide water access in two districts of Kicukiro, Rwanda: Gahanga and Masaka. They’re hoping to raise $3000 towards the cost of building the girls latrines in the local schools so that basic sanitation and hygiene is never an excuse not to attend school for them.

In Kampala City, Uganda, residents are forced to rely on inadequate water supply, impacting their health and well being. Water and Sanitation are hoping to raise $3000 toward the installation of water service points throughout the project area, giving residents unrestricted access to water all day, every day.

To download Solange’s “Kenya” and donate to the initiative, click here.

You can watch the official music video here and watch the making of the video here.

P.S. Don’t you love the African print skirt she’s wearing in the video?


One response

  1. tedonyango

    Solange for President! Hee…hee Thanks for this information girl

    March 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

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