Hope Rising

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Hope Rising is a benefit concert put on by the Stephen Lewis Foundation,[1] whose founder, Stephen Lewis, is an avid promoter of circumcision as HIV prevention. The first Hope Rising concert was put on in May 2011 at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.[2] Celebrities who have participated in the concert include Alicia Keys, K'naan, Angélique Kidjo, Rufus Wainwright and Holly Cole. [3] Artists who appeared in the 2012 concert in Toronto, November 7th, 2012 included Annie Lennox, Angélique Kidjo and Sarah McLachlan. [4]

References

  1. "About Hope Rising!". The Stephen Lewis Foundation. http://hoperising.ca/index.php/about/. Retrieved 2012-11-07. "Hope Rising! is a benefit concert for the Stephen Lewis Foundation." 
  2. "About Hope Rising!". The Stephen Lewis Foundation. http://hoperising.ca/index.php/about/. Retrieved 2012-11-07. "In May 2011, the Stephen Lewis Foundation hosted the first ever Hope Rising concert at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts." 
  3. "About Hope Rising!". The Stephen Lewis Foundation. http://hoperising.ca/index.php/about/. Retrieved 2012-11-07. "International recording artists Alicia Keys, K’naan, Angélique Kidjo, Rufus Wainwright and Holly Cole headlined this spectacular event, and Canadian broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, actress Gloria Reuben and broadcaster Marci Ien hosted the intimate evening. The evening also featured a special performance by cast members of Da Kink in my Hair: Ngozi Paul, d’bi Young and Ordena Stephens-Thompson." 
  4. "About Hope Rising!". The Stephen Lewis Foundation. http://hoperising.ca/index.php/about/. Retrieved 2012-11-07. "World-renowned artists and AIDS activists Annie Lennox, Angélique Kidjo & Sarah McLachlan headline this spectacular event at Roy Thomson Hall." 
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