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Bono, Keys will duet for charity

December 02, 2005|From a Times staff writer

Bono and Alicia Keys have collaborated on a new charity single, "Don't Give Up (Africa)," to benefit the Keep a Child Alive organization, which provides medicine to families with members who have AIDS or have been diagnosed as HIV-positive.

The song is a new interpretation of the Peter Gabriel song "Don't Give Up," which appeared on his landmark 1986 album "So" and featured vocals by Gabriel and Kate Bush. The new Bono and Keys take will be offered beginning Tuesday on iTunes.

Keys, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, said Bono had inspired her with his efforts to champion poverty relief in the troubled continent. She called AIDS "the most important issue we face" and urged people "to recognize the extreme disaster Africa is facing and step up for the Motherland."

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