Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales

Artists for a New South Africa just released an audio book of folktales from Africa to raise funds for South African children impacted by AIDS. The new audio book pays tribute to Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday since he is such an inspirational figure for change in Africa. The audio book brought together artists and actors from around the world to contribute stories for the project. On the three-disk volume, you can hear stories read by actors such as Helen Mirren and Hugh Jackman, as well as songs composed by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela.

Artists for a New South Africa is working to build multicultural bonds through arts, culture and the quest for social justice. They are providing education to prevent AIDS and working with children orphaned by the disease. Through projects like Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales, the project spreads awareness about the impact of AIDS and brings greater connectivity to the global community.
--Jessica Milstead

Source: Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales