Thirty-five years ago on July 13th, nearly two billion people tuned in to watch Live Aid. It was an unprecedented, star-studded benefit concert – and it was the brainchild of Bob Geldof. More recently, he also organized the Live 8 charity concerts and has continued to support activism efforts for Africa. He joins host Raina Douris to talk about the role of music in social change today, and about his brand new album with his band The Boomtown Rats, called Citizens of Boomtown. Coming up, on the next World Cafe with host Raina Douris.
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(Photo: Bob Geldof - Stefan Schäfer, Lich / CC BY-SA 4.0)