The Parlotones - Fighting Back for UN Women (13 Feb)
Rock legends of South African music, The Parlotones have started 2012 off on a very high note. They will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro all in the name of charity. The Africa Unite-Speak out Climb up to end Violence against Women and Girls campaign. They are also in the final production phases of their new album, Journey through the Shadows… They join us live this morning.
THE PARLOTONES TO CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO FOR UN WOMEN:
The Parlotones will be joining celebrities and members of the civil society, private and public sectors as well as media from 54 African countries when they climb Kilimanjaro from the 5- 9 March 2012 to highlight the "Africa-UNiTE Speak out Climb up to end Violence against Women and Girls campaign. The campaign aims to raise global awareness on ending violence against Women and Girls in Africa.
On 25 February 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General launched global level the campaignUNiTE to End Violence against women, 2008-2015, with the overall objective of raising public awareness and increasing political will and resources for preventing and responding to violence against women and girls. Subsequently the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the UN Secretary General launched the Africa UNiTE Campaign on 30 January 2010 as the regional component.
The Parlotones forthcoming album titled "Journey through the shadows" will be used to highlight important campaigns such as the Africa UNiTE Campaign and other social issues that desperately need to be brought out of the shadows and into the light.
THE PARLOTONES RECORD 23 NEW SONGS FOR THEIR 4TH FULL LENGH ALBUM:
It has been 2 years since The Parlotones released a full length album. Their last offering Stardust Galaxies is fast approaching double Platinum status and spurned an incredible 6 radio singles during its rein on the charts. The long awaited follow up tentatively titled "Journey through the shadows" is bound to get fans giddy with excitement and is due to be released worldwide in April 2012.
23 tracks have already been recorded with Theo Crous at the SABC in JHB and the final selection and radio singles are being tweaked as we speak.
The first single will be released to radio in February 2012.