Yvonne, a UN Envoy for Africa, UNICEF and Roll Back Malaria Ambassador
embarked on the "Motherland" tour to meet women throughout Africa and
bring their stories to an international audience. She interweaves her
music with the powerful and inspiring stories of women who are
transforming the lives of their families, their communities, and their
countries. Entertaining, important, and timely, A MOTHERLAND TOUR will help focus
much-needed attention on the women of Africa and their most pressing
issues, including malaria, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, women's
empowerment, education, and poverty. Yvonne uses her music to bring about positive change in Africa. Over
her 25-year career she has performed alongside stars including Bono and
Annie Lennox. She is considered like a daughter to Nelson Mandela who
told Yvonne how he was sustained by her music during his time in prison.
Nelson Mandela is also featured in the film.