Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Buddha of South Africa (for Archbishop Desmond Tutu)

Last night was the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Artists for a New South Africa. I was honored to be there and painted this small work as a gift for Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who unfortunately was not able to make the event.

Alfre Woodard at Jabulani! Artists for a New South Africa

We were treated to stirring speeches by Ahmad Kathrada, Barbara Hogan, Alfre Woodard, and a videotaped message from Archbishop Tutu. Jason White & the West Angeles Church Mass Choir got the hall rocking. And Corey Chisel and Jackson Browne provided soulful sets of inspiring music.

Jackson Browne and band played a stirring rendition of Little Steven's I am a Patriot. (Here's a Youtube version from Browne's performance from Soundstage 2008 Window to the World Studios, Chicago October, 14th, 2008)

Artists for a New South Africa

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