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    Fri, 26 Oct 2007 13:06:07

    Natalie Portman Curates Indie Charity CD - Natalie bands with new buddies Beirut to do good

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    Natalie Portman is quite possibly the most perfect girl: beautiful, talented, Harvard-educated, connoisseur of good music and philanthropist. She is combining all her efforts for her latest project when she compiles her favorite list of indie anthems for a charity compilation CD, where all proceeds will go to FINCA International. The charity (with whom Portman has been working with since 2003 as an "Ambassador of Hope") is a financial support company that offers its services and capital to the world's lowest-income business hopefuls. The CD, called Big Change: Songs for FINCA, will cost $7.99 and will be available via iTunes starting October 30.

    Though no tracklisting has been revealed, EW.com reports that Portman's recent favorites include Garden State-approved band The Shins, plus Devendra Banhart, and Beirut. EW.com is streaming Beirut's track that will appear on the finished compilation called, "My Night with the Prostitute From Marseille." Only that adorable ukulele-er Zach Condon can get away with a title like that and still make it sound romantic.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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