Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys for Mandela Day concert

Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean also on bill for New York gig

Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and Aretha Franklin are all set to perform a special concert in New York to celebrate the 91st birthday of Nelson Mandela.

Wyclef Jean, Dave Stewart and Queen Latifah will also perform at the event, which will take place at Madison Square Garden on July 18.

The Mandela Day event will also include sets from Cyndi Lauper, Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Jesse McCartney and more.

Proceeds from the event will go to 46664, a non-profit offshoot of Mandela‘s foundation named after his prison number.

He served 27 years in prison after fighting apartheid in South Africa, but was elected president of the state in 1994, four years after his release.

–By our New York staff.
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