Posted by Dave
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11/6/2006 7:26:59 AM
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December 1st, 2006 is World AIDS Day, a unique moment each year when all of humanity is challenged to reflect on the way that HIV and AIDS affects us and how we can respond to the bubonic plague. DJ Poun', the official franchise DJ for Jay-Z's 40/40 clubs, will observe this day by teaming up with UNICEF & New York artist MAGZ on the " Aids Awareness Public School Hip Hop Tour" that is starting at Martin Luther King High School, 122 Amsterdam Ave. NY, NY and is preparing to expand globally early in 2007.
DJ Poun' will be spinning on the 1's & 2's while New Yorks own MAGZ will be performing live his two UNICEF Aids Awareness songs along with a special appearance by Jamelia performing"Don't Say Goodbye" featuring MAGZ. The artists will be engaging the students in conversation on Aids prevention. In 2005, an estimated 2.8 million people died of AIDS-related causes. Approximately 380,000 of these were children under 15. Hence, Unicefs efforts to launch the global campaign UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS, on October 25, 2005. 1 year later, the company is coming out to support DJ Poun' and MAGZ in their efforts to promote aids awareness. The tour will be covered internationally by Unicef and viewed in over 156 countries and territories.
DJ Poun' the "Trendsetter" was born Daren Smith in Paterson, N.J. Smith has been the official DJ for the 40/40 club since 2004. DJ Poun is the CEO of Caked Up Entertainment and manages 3 associate DJ's as well as a staff of 10 employees. The company provides professional disc jockey services as well as production, engineering, stage lightening and other services. Poun's career history spans over 15 years and encompasses an A-List clientele that includes Jay- Z, 50 Cent, Just Blaze, Beyonce, Lebron James, Usher, and more. For more information on DJ Poun please visit the DJ online at www.myspace.com/djpoun.
20 year old rapper, Shelvin Francis A.K.A MAGZ rises from the ashes as the legend of the Phoenix. MAGZ has a record deal with SoundScope Music, an independent Hip-Hop/R&B label in New York City. MAGZ was commissioned by UNICEF who was interested in a positive rap song depicting the AIDS conflict worldwide. His artistic effort was rewarded when his song, People Are You Listening, was chosen for UNICEF's $50 million, five year global AIDS awareness program. He is currently working on his highly-anticipated debut album which will be released shortly. For more information on MAGZ please visit http://www.myspace.com/untouchableunt
For 60 years UNICEF has been the world's leader for children, working on the ground in 156 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
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