Alicia Keys will release a new CD – The Element of Freedom – on December 15th. In the lead up to that release, Keys will play a concert at the Nokia Theater in New York on December 1st, World AIDS Day. The proceeds from the show will benefit Keep A Child Alive.

In 2003 Keys and Leigh Blake, longtime AIDS activist and film/TV producer, co-founded Keep a Child Alive. The charity provides life-saving AIDS medicine and care to children and families in Africa and India. Keep a Child Alive also provides support to AIDS orphans left behind to keep the most vulnerable children out of harm’s way.

When it comes to performing on World AIDS Days she says,

“[The show] will open up a dialogue to talk about what this day is about and to also motivate us to get involved, working with organizations like Keep a Child Alive.” Let’s hope that a lot of money is raised, as well as a lot of awareness.