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Top Billboard-Charting Tim Janis' New Special Edition CD
Is Raising Funds, Awareness for HIV-Positive Africans

Janis and Sinikithemba Choir's U.S. Concert Tour Starts December 1

NEW YORK, NY - 10/21/02 - A special AIDS in Africa Benefit Edition CD by top Billboard-charting U.S. musician Tim Janis will help fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and provide care and compassion for HIV+ Africans.

Tim Janis CDThe special edition CD, based on Janis’ new "A Thousand Summers" album, is available exclusively from Church World Service, and features several bonus tracks Janis recorded in South Africa this May with the Sinikithemba HIV+ Choir of Durban and the world-famous Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society of Soweto.

While touring in South Africa with international humanitarian aid agency Church World Service, Janis performed a "Symphony of Hope" in Durban and Johannesburg -- helping raise awareness and thousands of dollars to promote the de-stigmatization of AIDS in the epicenter of the AIDS pandemic.

Beginning on World AIDS Day, December 1, at The Riverside Church in New York City, the Sinikithemba HIV+ Choir will join Tim Janis for a series of concerts to benefit for Church World Service’s HIV/AIDS work in Africa. The concert series will include a Washington, D.C., appearance; a Boston/Cambridge performance sponsored by Harvard Medical School, and other concerts in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The U.S. performances, this spring’s South African performances, and Janis’ AIDS in Africa "A Thousand Summers" Benefit CD are part of Church World Service's multi-year initiative to address problems of health, hunger and malnutrition, poverty, and self-sufficiency across Africa. Church World Service is an agency of the 36 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican member denominations of the National Council of Churches.

All proceeds from sales of the CDs will directly benefit CWS’ AIDS programs in Africa. CDs can be ordered directly at www.churchworldservice.org or by calling toll free (800) 297-1516. Cost for the CDs: $15 each plus $3 shipping/handling.

Click here for information about the December 1-11, 2002, U.S. East Coast "Give Us Hope" concert tour, featuring the Tim Janis Ensemble and the Sinikithemba HIV+ Choir.

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