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    DAILY MAIL Former UB40 singer Ali Campbell has re-visited one of the group s biggest cover singles to raise money for Africa. Campbell has joined forces with
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      DAILY MAIL

      Former UB40 singer Ali Campbell has re-visited one of the group's
      biggest cover singles to raise money for Africa. Campbell has joined
      forces with Ladysmith Black Mambazo to sing Jimmy Cliff's 'Many Rivers
      To Cross' in aid of Goal 4 Africa.

      The rousing track begins with an choral introduction in Mbube (South
      African vocal music) by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Soon enough, they are
      joined by Campbell's distinctive vocals singing the English words,
      complimented by the backdrop of the group's gentle harmonies.

      The Goal4Africa Global Foundation was launched earlier this year to
      raise funds for educational and development programmes and promotes
      the development of football throughout the African continent. The
      campaign aims to raise £45 million in the run-up to the football World
      Cup in South Africa in 2010.

      Campbell, who left UB40 earlier this year, was asked to take record
      the official anthem for the charity last month. He said: 'It was an
      honour to be invited to record the official anthem for the Nelson
      Mandela Foundation, for the Goal 4 Africa campaign and fantastic to be
      performing with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

      The campaign is a brilliant idea, in that it uses football as a
      vehicle to raise awareness and funds, to build schools and improve
      education generally for the children in Africa - football teams all
      over the world will be taking part and donating money, each time a
      goal is scored.'

      Further information on the single and Goal4Africa can be found at
      www.alicampbell.net and www.goal4africa.com.

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