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
Watch the video here www.savethechildren.org
More on the campaign to tackle HIV/AIDS in Africa at