Carlos Santana will donate all proceeds from his entire 2003 North American tour to Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA), which raises funds to fight AIDS. The tour kicks off June 11 in Atlanta and runs through a July 14 show in Los Angeles. Angelique Kidjo will open all dates.
While the non-profit group’s dedication is to “furthering democracy and equality in South Africa and civil rights in the U.S.,” in recent years, ANSA has focused on the AIDS crisis. Its ongoing projects include South African tours to promote prevention, treatment, and destigmatization, shipping medical supplies to clinics and hospitals, and funding local groups on the frontlines of the epidemic.
ANSA members will be on hand to provide information to fans at all dates on the Santana tour.