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Trudie Styler and her husband, Sting, will be joined by more performers – Paul Simon, James Taylor, Dionne Warwick, Ivy Levan, Chris Botti, and Renée Fleming, in the biennial Rainforest Fund benefit concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall on April 17.


The Rainforest Fund, which Sting and Trudie founded, began as an organisation meant to both campaign for environmental preservation and to help the indigenous people who live in the Amazon rain forest in Brazil. It has since expanded to include projects in 23 countries, including Belize, Cameroon, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. A spokeswoman for the organisation said that the fund has raised $35 million.

“This year is the Rainforest Fund’s 25th anniversary,” Sting and his spouse said in a statement, “and its work to protect rain forests around the globe for the people who live there and for all of us is more important than ever.”

James Taylor says he is excited and has been looking back via his Facebook page. His March 21st entry has a photo of himself with Elton, Meryl Streep and Sting at the 2012 concert.