April 14, 2006

Shakira plans Live (Latin) Aid

By Leila Cobo

MIAMI (Billboard) - Colombian pop singer Shakira says she
has teamed with a group of Latin artists to organize a Live
Aid-style event that will help the poor people of her

"We want this to be an event that brings world attention to
poverty in Latin America," Shakira says, "which is virtually
invisible to the rest of the world."

Formal word of the event, which is tentatively slated for
2007, is not expected for several months. Sources say the
artists involved include Juanes, Alejandro Sanz and Miguel
Bosa, who all have track records of working for worthy causes.

For example, Juanes will play an acoustic show at the
Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on May 24 to raise money for
young Colombian land mine victims. Guests will include Sanz and
Carlos Vives.