Aug
08
2002

Singing Up A Storm: Rush Hour in Addis


08 August 2002
Singing Up A Storm: Rush Hour in Addis
Bono's impromptu performance with Rush Hour star Chris Tucker in an Addis Abbaba High School is now on video.

During his recent fact-finding trip to Africa, with US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, Bono was joined by Tucker in a rousing sing-along and dance segment during a high-school assembly.

The audience was Ethiopian students learning about sexual reproductive health, including HIV/AIDS prevention, through a Save the Children program.

The air was electric as Bono and Tucker entered a packed auditorium in Addis Ketema High School and hundreds of parents and students clapped and stomped their feet as they joined in a school assembly on adolescent reproductive sexual health. According to the Save the Children reporter, 'the celebrities were treated to a rousing dance routine, which first started on stage and then gathered in front of Bono and Tucker in the front row of the auditorium. The crowd roared and clapped as Bono and Tucker jumped up and danced, too. Bono took the microphone and sang to the audience, perched on a folding chair....'

Watch the video here www.savethechildren.org

More on the campaign to tackle HIV/AIDS in Africa at
www.datadata.org