Tonight Annie Lennox is performing at Hope Rising: a special benefit concert at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall for The Stephen Lewis Foundation. Annie will be joined on the bill by the wonderful Angélique Kidjo and Sarah McLachlan.

This special event will shine a celebratory spotlight on the pivotal role and power of African women, who are overcoming tremendous adversity, forging hope as they work to turn the tide of AIDS. Women are at the epicentre of the AIDS pandemic in Africa, both as those most affected and infected, and significantly, as those at the heart of the response in their communities.

CBC Music Ca will air a special Hope Rising! broadcast on CBC Radio One on the eve of World AIDS Day (Nov 30th 2012)

Please take a moment to find out more about The Stephen Lewis Foundation and all the amazing work they do over on their website: