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World Hunger Day Concert: Royal Albert Hall

by Gig Reporters 2012

Dionne Warwick is once again at the forefront of the All Star cast performing to support World Hunger Day. The Royal Albert Hall will play host to the 2012 charity event, with other huge-name artists including: Sir Cliff Richard, Alexandra Burke, Boy George, Tony Hadley, Joe McElderry, Katie Melua, Mica Paris, Rumer, and The London Community Gospel Choir – all there to raise money for the international development charity; The Hunger Project.
This is a highlight of Warwick’s 50th Anniversary World Tour, as it features full orchestral backing from the Southbank Sinfonia, performances from jazz singer Jumoké Fashola and the World Hunger Day Choir. Also of course, the artists will be performing unique duets and solo performances of the classic tracks and anthems that they are loved and famed for.
As well as the fan favourites, the audience will hear tracks from Dionne Warwick’s latest album ‘Only Trust Your Heart’.
It is a celebration for the sustainable end of hunger and poverty, and a stark reminder that one billion people around the world live in extreme hunger and poverty and live on less than 80 pence a day. Ten per cent of the 25,000 deaths a year are a result of famine or high-profile emergency crises.
This concert at the Royal Albert Hall is bringing awareness that chronic hunger does not only come from disasters and famines – but it is when those in developing countries cannot earn enough income, gain education and/or skills, and do not have access to adequate heath care. The World Hunger Day 2012 is raising awareness of this – not only by reminding of what is still wrong, but celebrating and gaining inspiration from those who have achieved self-reliance; from the rural communities that have developed from the grassroots level to provide for their community themselves.

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