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UB40 (article first published : 2002-03-19)

UB40, who were chosen as the official spokesmen for the United Nations Development Programme, have since raised over $100,000 for AIDS charities in Africa, so it only seemed fitting to do a recording of their title track Cover Up as a duet with South African musician Ringo Madlingozi.

Proudly presented by Big Concerts in association with East Coast Radio, UB40 will perform in Durban on April 24 at The Durban Expo Centre.

Award-winning Gugulethu born singer, producer and songwriter Ringo Madlingozi will tour South Africa alongside UB40 to perform their duet of Cover Up. The song is dedicated to the UNís fight against HIV/AIDS.

"The United Nations approached us and asked if we could write something to promote AIDS awareness in Africa," says saxophonist Brian Travers. "The song title is a play on words: itís about wearing a condom to protect yourself from infection but itís also about the fact that the AIDS problem in Africa is often swept under the carpet. Itís an attempt to make people more aware of that."

UB40 will perform songs from their latest album Cover Up, including Cover Up, Sparkle Of My Eyes and Since I Met You Lady. They will also perform an selection of their chart-topping hits including Red Red Wine, I Got You Babe, Canít Help Falling In Love and Kingston Town.

Book at Computicket, call 083 915-8000 or visit www.computicket.com




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