Smith to lead ben­e­fit show:


Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -



Rock icon Patti Smith will lead a fresh ben­e­fit con­cert to com­bat cli­mate change on the side­line of talks in San Fran­cisco, or­ga­niz­ers said Wednes­day.

The Sept 14 con­cert will close a three-day “sum­mit” of lo­cal lead­ers on cli­mate change from around the world, and called by Cal­i­for­nia’s out­go­ing Gov­er­nor Jerry Brown.

He has vowed to bring to­gether sub-na­tional play­ers to mo­bi­lize ac­tion against ris­ing tem­per­a­tures while US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump dis­plays hos­til­ity to global ef­forts.

Smith is the 71-year-old so­called godmother of punk who has fre­quently played ben­e­fits in re­cent years. She will be joined by Grate­ful Dead gui­tarist Bob Weir and Red Hot Chili Pep­pers bassist Flea.

Other per­form­ers in­clude the French singer Imany and Ten­zin Cho­e­gyal, the globe-trot­ting mu­si­cal ac­tivist from Ti­bet. (AFP)

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