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Singer to appear in Istanbul after Live Earth concert

ISTANBUL - TDN with wire dispatches | 7/9/2007 12:00:00 AM |

Famous for her Latino dance songs, singer Shakira performed at Live Earth in Hamburg before making her way to Istanbul for a concert on July 9. In Hamburg, she was accompanied by Enrique

Famous for her Latino dance songs, singer Shakira performed at Live Earth in Hamburg before making her way to Istanbul for a concert on July 9. In Hamburg, she was accompanied by Enrique Iglesias and the U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg in the rain, at a concert sponsored by the U.S.-German automaker DaimlerChrysler. Live Earth brought together tens of thousands at concerts in Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hamburg, Johannesburg, London, Washington, New Jersey and Rio de Janeiro to hear Bon Jovi, James Blunt, Linkin Park and Shakira as well as many other performers. The daylong global music fest that kicked off Saturday in Sydney and spanned over 22 hours, ending in Rio's Copacabana beach and a New Jersey football stadium. Former U.S. vice president Al Gore was one of the brains behind the concerts and acted as their spokesman. "You are Live Earth," Gore told the crowd at New Jersey's Giants Stadium, taking the seven-point pledge he wants others to endorse, binding them to cut carbon emissions and to lobby governments and employers to do more to save the planet. "Today two billion of us have come together in over 130 countries on seven continents," Gore said to cheers. "Times like these demand action: Please sign the Live Earth pledge."  

 

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