Keith and Renee Head to Africa

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Because the Manitoba weather clearly isn't hot enough, Keith and Renee have gone to Africa. The pop/rock duo have travelled to Kenya alongside folks from Free The Children to learn more about the Adopt a Village program. They'll participate in building a school and meet local families who have been affected by severe poverty in the region. The band will be shooting video footage and gathering stories to share on their upcoming 45-date Generation Change Tour of high schools across North America.

“We have been watching Free The Children as an organization for several years now and it has become very clear that as independent artists, we can assist in raising awareness and encouraging the new generation to make a difference in the world,” said Keith Macpherson in a recent media release.

The Africa trip and Generation Change tour come at a time when this Canadian duo is gaining significant attention with their latest release, Revolution. Their song, "Good Year," was recently placed in and international AT&T commercial and will have a feature spot on this year’s season of Canadian Idol. Another track, "Only A Girl," will appear in the upcoming TV movie, For The Love of Grace. Meanwhile, they were also named as one of the more important acts of 2008 by New York’s Boulevard Magazine.

After returing from Africa, the duo will kick of the Generation Change Tour this fall. They'll also appear as one of the musical acts set to perform at Free The Children’s National Me To We Day on October 17.

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