MUSIC MATTERS: Alicia Keys Gives Back to Africa

by Columnist

Five lucky do-gooders are going to get the philanthropic experience of a lifetime going Back to Africa with Alicia Keys.

By Tommy McFLY

Alicia Keys in concert at Verizon Center.

Alicia Keys in concert at Verizon Center.

On Thursday night thousands, including Michelle Obama, enjoyed Alicia Keys belt out “Fallin,” “No One,” and her other monster hits at the Verizon Center. Now super-fans and charity-conscious folks alike can take to the field with Alicia.  Keys is heavily involved with Keep A Child Alive an organization that works to provide anti-retroviral treatments to kids and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. In 2002 Alicia took a trip to see first-hand the work Keep A Child Alive was doing, now she’s going back and bringing along five people, for five days, and promises five life changing experiences.  How do you get in?  You donate $5, by texting “ALIVE” to 90999.

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Alicia has also lent her time to The Fresh Air Fund , Live Earth, Live8, and (RED).

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