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Selena Gomez celebrated her 28th birthday on Wednesday by launching a new fund with the aim of raising $100 million (£80 million) for mental health services.
The star is supporting the initiative via her make-up brand, Rare Beauty, and has pledged that one per cent of annual sales of products will go to the Rare Impact Fund, in addition to donations from corporate partners.
"I'm so grateful to be surrounded by a team that's helped make the Rare Impact Fund a reality," Gomez said in a statement. "Since the brand's inception, we wanted to find a way to give back to our community and further support people who needed access to mental health services, which have had a profound impact on my life."
The Spring Breakers star has had her own battles with anxiety and depression, which reportedly resulted in a breakdown in 2018.
Speaking about her pride in the new initiative, she added: "Rare Beauty is focused on helping people feel more connected to one another and less alone in the world. The Rare Impact Fund will make a direct impact on many lives and, ultimately, make a difference in the world.
"I'm proud of the work we've begun to do with our partners to offer these services to anyone who needs support."
Gomez and Rare Beauty chiefs have also created the Rare Beauty Mental Health Council, which brings mental health experts from universities, organisations and companies together to guide the brand's strategy.
Heshoo Beshoo’s first studio album from 1970, Armitage Road, will be re-released on October 30th via the label We Are Busy Bodies.
The Heshoo Beshoo Group were formed in 1969, by Henry Sithole following his work with Dalton Kanyile’s Keynotes, Gibsen Kente’s Sikalo, Almon’s Jazz 8 and Mackay Davashe’s Jazz Dazzlers. The group included his brother Stanley Sithole, guitarist Cyril Magubane who penned much of the material on this LP, Ernest Mothle and Nelson Magwaza.
The music on Armitage Road was mostly composed by guitarist Cyril Magubane and, as you might expect, the guitar features prominently. Throughout the album, rather than dominating proceedings, the guitar is an equal partner to the horns; Henry and Stanley Sithole’s playing is never less than superb.
The original LP cover, showing the township street (Armitage Road in Orlando) which was Magubane’s address at the time, was a reference to the Beatles’ Abbey Road cover, hence the title Armitage Road.
Pre-order the album, Armitage Road via We Are Busy Bodies here.