Saturday, July 2, 2005, ten fantastic concerts took place around the world
part of the campaign to Make Poverty History. Live 8 as it was dubbed
was designed with the intention to bring attention to the meeting in Scotland
of the G8.
One of these concerts organized by Peter Gabriel and held at the Eden
Project in Cornwall, South West England; was called Africa Calling Live
8. It was produced in association with WOMAD and Live 8 Eden featured
an exclusive lineup of some of Africa's finest musicians, performing in
the spectacular setting of Eden Project.
Eden Project is one of the UK's top Landmark Millennium projects. It was
created to tell the captivating story of man's correlation with plants.
The Eden Project is a non-profit charitable scientific organization. The
commitment and focus is to commune with the public through education,
entertainment, and involvement. The main draw are it's biodomes.
Those lucky enough to have won one of the 4,200 tickets up for grabs in
the Live 8 text message lottery enjoyed the acts emerging on the main
stage. Others favored to gather in the Warm Temperate Biome for the 'unplugged'
sessions. Some guests took the opportunity to explore Eden's grounds as
the music filled the air and carried within the cavernous pit that is
home to Eden huge greenhouses.
Spectacular performances from the African musicians and the crowd was
seen dancing and laughing and singing in the sunlight which broke through
an early mist over the former china clay pit. This wonderful event featured
18 acts from 14 countries including Dido, Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel,
Angelique Kidjo, Ayub Ogada, Daara J, Maryam Mursal, Modou Diouf &
O Fogum, Salif Keita, Shikisha, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unified.
Angelina Jolie and her son Maddox attended the Live 8 Cornwall event.
Buy the Live 8
Berlin DVD, Live 8 Toronto
8 Paris DVD, Live 8
Rome DVD and the complete Live 8 UK/US DVD
LIVE 8 AT EDEN - AFRICA CALLING
Release Date UK
– October 25, 2005
November 1, 2005
Running Time 130 Minutes
2 Disc NTSC DVD
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian,
CDU PART # 6978810
CATALOG # 970505
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Live 8 Eden Track
(Live 8 Cornwall - Eden Project 2 DVD set)
Africa Calling Concert Medley
Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Samson
Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited -
Maryam Mursal - Heesteena
Mariza - Barco Negro
Chartwell Duitro - Taireva
Moudou Diof And O Fogum - Lumbul
Shikisha - Beyeza
Geoffrey Oryema - Lapowny
Geoffrey Oryema With Peter Gabriel - Land Of
Syiyaya - Mbani
Youssou N'dour Et Le Super Etoile - Set
Youssou N'dour Et Le Super Etoile With Dido - 7
Youssou N'dour Et Le Super Etoile - Birima
Angelique Kidjo - Afirika
Angelique Kidjo - Tombo
Ayub Ogada And Un - Wa
Tinariwen - Chet
Tinariwen - Amidiwan
Tinariwen - Amassakoul
Frititi - Fontofrom
Kanda Bongo Man -
Kanda Bongo Man - Billi
Akim El Sikameya -
Emmanuel Jal -
Daara J -
Daara J -
Daara J -