Madonna announces Raising Malawi benefit concert

Madonna will present an evening of music, art, mischief and performance to benefit Raising Malawi during Art Basel on Friday, December 2nd at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach, FL. Tickets are available via email.

The Material Girl will be joined by special guests: Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn, Emmy and Grammy awarding-winning comedian Chris Rock, two-time Grammy nominated singer Ariana Grande and more. James Corden, host of Late Late Show, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the incredible night.

Attending guests will be treated to a once in a lifetime special performance by award-winning global superstar Madonna, as well as a cocktail reception and seated dinner. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to bid on art pieces from both well-known and burgeoning artists from around the world during a special live art auction.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit Raising Malawi, the non-profit organization founded by Madonna in 2006 as it works to build Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit. The new facility, to be named the Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, is set to open in 2017 and will double the number of life-saving surgeries performed on children each year, provide intensive care after critical surgeries, and train specialized Malawian medical staff. In a country with only four pediatric surgeons and where 50% of the population is under the age of 15, this new facility will transform the lives of Malawian children.


Buddy Iahn
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