Alicia Keys Selects Diddy, Nas and More for AIDS Awareness Event

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Alicia Keys has appointed Diddy as the host of her annual charity event for HIV and Aids awareness.

In support of her Keep a Child Alive charity, Keys announced Tuesday that her longtime friend Diddy and her producer-rapper husband Swizz Beatz will co-host the 11th annual Black Ball on Oct. 30 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

A-list performers for the event include Nas, David Byrne, Angel Haze and the Grammy Award-winning artist herself.

According to the official website, Keep a Child Alive was launched in 2003 has since been “dedicated to providing life-saving HIV treatment, care, nutritious food, support services and love to children and families affected by HIV in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India.”

Last year’s Black Ball raised $4 million and featured Carole King and Pharrell.

For more information about the charity visit Keepachildalive.org.

Alicia Keys Black Ball

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