Mandela Day rehearsals

We have just received the call sheets for the trip to New York for Mandela Day and this is the brief on the rehearsal space we move into on Wednesday morning at 10am local time to rehearse

SIR New York ( www.sir-usa.com) takes great pride in being part of the city’s rich and diverse music community. Since 1973, we’ve helped to showcase, nourish and support the careers of many up-and-coming artists and legendary performers. Some of the area musicians who have graced our halls over the past 30 years include: The Rolling Stones, Joan Jett, Lou Reed, NY Dolls, The Ramones, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mariah Carey, Roberta Flack, The Roots, Jay Z and Paul Simon. The studio is Based in midtown Manhattan, and is ten mins away from the hotel

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Mandela Day Storescapes

This is just a sample of the Mandela Day campaign currently up in NY….

Tim Massey

46664 International Director

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46664 AND THE NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION TO STREAM MANDELA DAY CONCERT LIVE

09 July 2009: 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with live video streaming partner, Livestream, have launched Mandela Day TV, a free and pay-per-view event that lets viewers anywhere in the world take part in the Mandela Day concert at Radio City Music Hall, New York on July 18th.

The concert boasts a wonderful range of artists from all over the world including Stevie Wonder; Wyclef Jean; Aretha Franklin; Loyiso; Will.I.Am; Jesse McCartney; Cyndi Lauper; Zucchero; Josh Groban; Baaba Maal; Angelique Kidjo; the Soweto Gospel Choir and many more.

This is the latest pioneering development in the campaign for people around the world to support and take part in the creation of an official Mandela Day, to be held annually on July 18th, Mr Mandela’s birthday.

Livestream has enabled the free viewing option for users by creating a custom video Flash player that can be embedded as a widget on any Web site and social networking page. The player widget has been developed using a soon to be announced Livestream player API (application programming interface)“We were chosen because our live Flash player and Livestream Premium platform has the scalability required for the hundreds of thousands of concurrent users expected to view the Mandela Day event,” commented Max Haot, CEO and Co-Founder of Livestream.

Distribution partners already on board include: Sympatico-MSN (Canada), Canoe (Canada), Telefonica (Spain), Univision.com (Mexico), MSN (Italy), Tiscali UK/Carphone Warehouse, Comcast (US) and UOL (Brazil). The Mandela Day event will be promoted and available on the Livestream.com website. Sites wishing to support Mandela Day are invited to contact 46664.

For the $4.99 pay-per-view alternative to Livestream’s free option, organizers have forged a partnership with Pecunia, that will let users who visit mandeladay.com watch the concert in high resolution, full-screen mode. These viewers gain access to multiple camera feeds and interactive content.

Pecunia is a cutting-edge live streaming partner using the Silverlight technology to create a full screen, immersive and interactive environment where users will be able to view multiple camera feeds, information about the artists featured during the event, share with friends, exchange live with their contacts on Twitter and Facebook, answer polling questions and send in their questions to specific artists.

All the net proceeds from this pay-per-view experience will benefit all the Nelson Mandela organisations.

The annual Mandela Day celebration is being created to inspire people from every corner of the earth to embrace Nelson Mandela’s values as they seek to improve their lives through service to their communities.

New York takes world center-stage in July when the city hosts the inaugural ‘Mandela Day.’ Centered around a massive music headliner concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday, July 18, the event is designed as a call around the world for people to honor Nelson Mandela’s inspiration and values, and observe the day annually as a celebration – not as a holiday, but as a day to opt in.

Nelson Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years, beginning in 1942 when he first started to campaign for the human rights of every South African. His life has been an inspiration to the world. To date, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and 46664 have focused mainly on supporting projects in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa where current needs are greatest, particularly for those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Mandela Day campaign calls upon people around the world to commit 67 minutes of their time to make an imprint and help change the world around them.

46664 will also be working with partner organizations, other city authorities and community associations and volunteers across the globe to create a worldwide series of Mandela Day events to honour Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.

‘46664 – Mandela Day Celebration’ Radio City Music Hall concert tickets prices range from $75-$500, with VIP packages available. All tickets are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com, livenation.com, thegarden.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For VIP packages visit ticketmaster.com.

To view the free live stream visit www.livestream.com/mandeladaytv

To pick the embeddable flash player widget visit http://www.mandeladay.com/events/mandeladaytv/simulcast/

For photos, footage and EPK visit www.MandelaDay.com

Mandela Day concert celebration on July 18th

STEVIE WONDER, ALICIA KEYS, WILL.I.AM, T-PAIN, JESSE CLEGG, GLORIA GAYNOR AND SPECIAL GUEST WHOOPI GOLDBERG

TO JOIN THE MANDELA DAY CONCERT LINEUP

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Additional performers will join Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Forest Whitaker, Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Dave Stewart, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Josh Groban, Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Jesse McCartney, Zucchero, the Soweto Gospel Choir and a host of African artists to help kick-off the first Mandela Day Celebration

Tickets On Sale Now through Ticketmaster.com

June 17, 2009 (New York, NY) – 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation today announced that Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Will.i.am, T-Pain, Gloria Gaynor, and musician Jesse Clegg will join the lineup of artists performing at the Mandela Day concert celebration on July 18th. Whoopi Goldberg will appear as a special guestduring the star-studded event, which also marks Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday. The concert originally announced for Madison Square Garden will now be held at historic Radio City Music Hall.

The additional performers will join Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Dave Stewart, Josh Groban and Jesse McCartney, along with Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Chris Chameleon, Freshlyground, Emmanuel Jal, Loyiso, Sipho Mabuse, Vusi Mahlasela, Thandiswa Mazwai, Suzanna Owiyo and many more.

Further invited guests include France’s First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Italy’s Zucchero. Hollywood legends and 46664 supporters Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Forest Whitaker, Susan Sarandon and many others will also be in attendance.

“We are so grateful to Madison Square Garden for making their iconic Radio City Music Hall available to us,” said Tim Massey International Director of 46664. “We can think of no better home for the launch of Mandela Day than the venue that has a long history of hosting events that give back to the community, such as Comic Relief, VH1’s Save the Music and Time’s 75th Anniversary.”

The concert has been made possible by the continuing support of Zain, a leading mobile telecommunications company that has 24 operations across Africa and the Middle East, who were also one of the main sponsors of the London 90th birthday celebrations.

“Mr. Mandela is an iconic statesman whose sacrifice and leadership has had an enormous impact on humanity. Honoring him by raising funds for his foundation is in line with Zain’s global ambitions and corporate social responsibility philosophy,”said Dr. Saad Al Barrak, CEO of Zain.

The concert is the culmination of a week-long series of events in New York City in celebration of the first-ever Mandela Day, designed as a call around the world for people to honor Nelson Mandela’s inspiration and values. The activities include a Ralph Applebaum designed exhibition of Mr. Mandela’s life and the work of his many 46664 ambassadors, as well as a gala fundraising dinner, both at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall.

Mr. Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years since he actively became involved in campaigning for the human rights of every South African and now ‘Mandela Day’ calls upon each of us to give 67 minutes of our time to helping others, with the idea that each individual has the ability to make an imprint and make the world a better place.

‘46664 – Mandela Day Celebration’ Radio City Music Hall concert tickets prices range from $75-$500, with VIP packages available. All tickets are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com, livenation.com, thegarden.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For VIP packages visit ticketmaster.com.

For photos, footage, EPK and more information visit www.MandelaDay.com.

Mandela Day 18 July 2009

Martin Myers is accompanying Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse as PA / Manager to Mandela Day concert in New York, 18 July 2009

martin hotstix

Martin Myers and Hotstix

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