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Hear and remember the words of Nelson Mandela, last year in London, where he challenged us, saying, ‘...our work is far from complete. Where there is poverty and sickness, including AIDS, where human beings are oppressed, there is more work to be done.", and help end human trafficking and oppression; now   :)

Listen to Alfre Woodard and Vusi Mahlasela on NPR this morning   :)

 

Listen to Alfre Woodard and Vusi Mahlasela on NPR's Morning Edition
Tomorrow morning, Thursday July 16

Interviewed by Renee Montagne 
about ANSA's new Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales audiobook        

The story will run on many West coast stations at 5:51 & 7:51 AM Pacific 
and on many East coast stations at 6:51 & 8:51 AM Eastern. 
Click HERE to

http://www.npr.org/schedule/index.php?prgId=3&selStates=CA&showNav=1&refUrl=/templates/stations/schedule/index.php

check your local listings.  

The story also will be available at www.npr.org after it airs.
Look for audiobook stories on national and local TV and radio stations and online over the next several weeks!


Please click HERE to visit our online auction celebrating the release of the audiobook!
Featuring amazing, one of a kind items including a walk on role to Steven Spielberg's hit series
United States of Tara and a set visit to NBC's Scrubs!

In honor of Nelson Mandela, Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) and Hachette Audio produced an audiobook edition of Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, an award-winning book of stories hand-picked by the Nobel laureate. Diverse, acclaimed performers donated their talents to the charitable endeavor by voicing stories: Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu recorded a message to the world's children, and African music legends Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela composed original music.

Profits will benefit the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, a South African organization founded in 1995 to improve dramatically the way society treats its children; and Artists for a New South Africa, which works in the U.S. and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, provide comprehensive assistance to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, advance human rights, educate and empower at-risk youth, and build bonds between both nations through arts, culture and the shared pursuit of social justice. Both organizations are working to address the impact of the AIDS pandemic on children in South Africa, which has more people living with HIV/AIDS and more children orphaned by the disease than any other country. 
                                                                                                                                                      
In his foreword for the book, Nelson Mandela wrote, "It is my wish that the voice of the storyteller may never die in Africa, that all the children of the world may experience the wonder of books." The audiobook brings these timeless tales to a new oral tradition to be heard around the world.   

Please visit http://www.MandelasFavoriteFolktales.com
to listen to clips and for more information, including how to buy, performers' bios, and family activities.

Please help us spread the word about the audiobook to your family, friends, and colleagues
via email, word of mouth, your website, facebook, twitter, or any other way you communicate.
Each purchase raises much-needed funds for children in South Africa orphaned or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

 

 

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales audiobook on sale in stores and online today!   :)

        Artists for a New South Africa 

http://www.ansafrica.org

        is thrilled to announce the release of our star-studded audiobook
        Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales  
        benefiting children in South Africa who are orphaned or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

        In stores and available online for purchase and download today!  
Bonus story read by Alan Rickman now available for FREE download on iTunes!


In honor of Nelson Mandela, Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) and Hachette Audio produced an audiobook edition of Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales, an award-winning book of stories hand-picked by the Nobel laureate. Diverse, acclaimed performers donated their talents to the charitable endeavor by voicing stories: Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu recorded a message to the world’s children, and African music legends Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela composed original music.

Academy Award® nominee, Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Alfre Woodard, who co-founded ANSA in 1989, served as the audiobook’s director.   She said, “I was privileged to be with Nelson Mandela last year in London, where he challenged us, saying, ‘…our work is far from complete. Where there is poverty and sickness, including AIDS, where human beings are oppressed, there is more work to be done. It is in your hands now.’ With this audiobook, ANSA pays tribute to our friend and hero, Nelson Mandela. It will take the hands of all mankind to lift that burden and carry on the work. We hope you will join us and support this effort.”
 
Profits will benefit the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, a South African organization founded in 1995 to improve dramatically the way society treats its children; and Artists for a New South Africa, which works in the U.S. and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, provide comprehensive assistance to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, advance human rights, educate and empower at-risk youth, and build bonds between both nations through arts, culture and the shared pursuit of social justice. Both organizations are working to address the impact of the AIDS pandemic on children in South Africa, which has more people living with HIV/AIDS and more children orphaned by the disease than any other country. 

Recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London, and Johannesburg, the audiobook is published and distributed by Hachette Audio, a division of Hachette Book Group, a subsidiary of Hachette Livre, the second largest publisher in the world. The performers, director, producers, engineers, designers, attorneys, manufacturers, and studios all donated their services, as did Grammy® winning mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen.                                                                                                                                                        
Samuel L. Jackson, a leading ANSA supporter, commented, “I’ve traveled with ANSA to rural villages and met children whose lives will be changed by this audiobook.  This is our way of honoring Mr. Mandela, by assisting children who are the future of his nation and our world.”  

“We hope the audiobook will be enjoyed by people of all ages, increasing awareness of Africa’s rich cultures while creating a better future for South Africa’s vulnerable children,” said ANSA Executive Director Sharon Gelman.
 
In his foreword for the book, Nelson Mandela wrote, “It is my wish that the voice of the storyteller may never die in Africa, that all the children of the world may experience the wonder of books.” The audiobook brings these timeless tales to a new oral tradition to be heard around the world.                                                   

Bonus story is available for FREE download on iTunes read by the great Alan Rickman.
For the next six days, the free story is featured on iTunes front page toward the bottom
in the Free on iTunes section.

Please visit http://www.MandelasFavoriteFolktales.com
to listen to clips and for more information, including how to buy, performers' bios, and family activities.

Please help us spread the word about the audiobook to your family, friends, and colleagues
via email, word of mouth, your website, facebook, twitter, or any other way you communicate.
Each purchase raises much-needed funds for children in South Africa orphaned or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Please visit our online auction
http://www.charityfolks.com/cfauctions/auction_verticalngo.asp?slrid=14  

 


Artists for a New South Africa
 
2999 Overland Avenue, Suite 102
Los Angeles, California 90064
United States

phone 310.204.1748 fax 310.204.4277
info@ansafrica.org | www.ansafrica.org
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ArtistsNewSAfrica



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