Rowland To Headline Taj Mahal Charity Show
DESTINY'S CHILD star KELLY ROWLAND has signed on to co-host and perform at India's Taj Mahal for the Eighth Wonder Of The World AIDS international benefit concert series. The Agra, India event on 12 April (06) will kickstart four years of charity shows at the world's most famous landmarks, including the Pyramids in Egypt, The Colosseum in Rome, Italy and The Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The concert series, which will benefit numerous charities including YouthAIDS, Action India and UNICEF, will culminate with a show at New York's Statue of Liberty in 2010. Rowland, a YouthAIDS Ambassador, will be joined at the inaugural Taj Mahal concert by RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN and BILAL MAQSOOD, among others. The singer says, "HIV/AIDS is a global problem that demands a global response and I look forward to participating in this most important event. "Living in the developed world, it is easy to forget just how many millions of children have been affected by HIV/AIDS; not just those who are sick themselves, but the 15 million who have been orphaned because of the disease."