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The Cause

Alicia Keys

It starts and ends with the actions of people. We are witnessing the complete annihilation of entire communities of people. Human beings, like you and me, infected with the deadliest virus known to man: HIV/AIDS. The virus has led to the deaths of millions of fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. The most affected are children. This devastating disease has created over 13 million orphans in Africa alone. In fact, before AIDS hit Africa the word ‘orphan’ did not even exist. Africa has been called the cradle of civilization, where all life began. It is where our roots are. You could call it “Mother Africa”. The tragic irony is what the continent needs most is ‘Mothers’ fighting to keep their children alive in a place where one child dies every minute. This has become a race against time, not just for Africa, but for the entire human race.

AND YET THE VIRUS CAN BE STOPPED. Through the use of life-saving antiretroviral drugs easily available in the West, but badly needed in Africa. These drugs provide treatment that has transformed the lives of people with HIV / AIDS in the West, returning them from sickness to health. But in Africa, fewer than 5% of children with HIV / AIDS. have access to these life-saving drugs. And parents are dying mercilessly in front of their children.

Keep A Child Alive also recognizes that to keep a child alive you need to keep their moms and dads alive and that’s our mission. We also provide food and support and a whopping dose of LOVE and RESPECT to all our patients in our care.

For the countless AIDS Orphans that are left without hugs, guidance, security or parental protection, we are there for them too.  We provide the support they need by funding organizations caring for them: sending them to school, providing them with clothes and food, giving them the sense of pride that they need to survive and thrive.

By donating as little as one dollar a day, we can provide life-saving medication, support and orphan care to keep these children and families alive. 100%* of your donation will go directly to this cause. To make a donation, please go to or text ALIVE now to 90999.  Then pass this message on and spread the word. The more people we can reach, the more lives we can save. It starts and ends with the actions of people. You can give a human being just like you, a new start in life.  Are you ready? Here’s the way to do it...

The Documentary

Alicia Keys

"Alicia in Africa: Journey to the Motherland" has been given to you free of in hopes that Alicia's message will reach millions around the globe. Now that you’ve gone on the journey, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those you just met. 100% of what you donate will support the beautiful brothers and sisters you have met along your journey.

Join Alicia in caring for these children and families. Become a monthly donor and do your part to end the unnecessary dying. You can provide care for a child with no parents or save the life or a mother living with AIDS.

If you are financially unable to make a donation, you can support Keep a Child Alive in many ways:

Start a virus to end a virus. Get involved today.

The Director

Alicia Keys

Earle Sebastian was born in Durban, South Africa of Zulu/Indian heritage. Educated in London and has lived throughout Europe and the U.S. and currently resides in Brooklyn N.Y.

He is an award winning filmmaker who has worked with some of the biggest talents in the music industry. Artists including Madonna, Justin Timberlake, U2's Bono, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Nelly, Tori Amos, David Bowie, Steely Dan, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Massive Attack, Macy Grey, Missy Elliot, many of whom Sebastian has directed music videos for and also documentaries, the first of which was the fabled, "Red Hot & Cool" Stolen Moments.

This landmark project, the first collaboration of hip hop and jazz, sought to bring awareness through music and pop culture about AIDS among people of color while illustrating how the legacy of music is passed down from the old school to the new.

The result was a very impressive sociological and musical mosaic which included artists such as musical professor, Donald Bird, Pharaoh Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Ron Carter, The Last Poets, Branford Marsalis, Roy Ayres, Herbie Handcock, Lester Bowie, Gil Scott Heron, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Sample, The Roots, MC Solaar, The Pharcyde, Guru, Me'shell N'degeocello, as well as, Harvard professor, Cornell West.

"Red Hot & Cool" Stolen Moments is now a permanent collection of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Some of his other documentaries include "Inner City Blues, The Life of Marvin Gaye" and "Two Against Nature, The Music Of Steely Dan" This followed with a commercial campaign for Youth AIDS in association with Levi Strauss & Co.

Along with his directorial talents, Earle also produced the accompanying albums to "Inner City Blues" as well as "Stolen Moments, Red Hot & Cool". The latter, Time Magazine voted, Album of the Year.

Currently Sebastian is in development with a motion picture film project about the forbidden love affair between Sammy Davis Jr. and Kim Novak, based on the Vanity Fair article "The Color of Love". And has just completed his moving documentary, 'Alicia in Africa' for the hugely inspirational and influential charity, Keep A Child Alive (KCA). The documentary features international recording artist and KCA Global Ambassador Alicia Keys on her epic journey to the motherland and KCA's commitment to help improve the lives of African children and families living with HIV and AIDS.