PARIS (AP) _ African rock stars, French singers and American rap groups will perform June 18 in a simultaneous concert on three continents to raise money to fight racism, a Paris-based group said Friday.

Harlem Desir, head of the group SOS-Racism, said the concert involving 40 bands was ''the Band Aid of racism,'' a reference to the worldwide concerts sponsored by British musician Bob Geldof to benefit the victims of famine in Africa.

African rock star Mory Kante, French singer Jacques Higelin and Ziggy Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, will perform in Paris.

At Demba Diop stadium in Dakar, Senegal, singer Youssou N'Dour and Marley's former group, The Wailers, will head the bill.

At New York's Apollo Theatre in Harlem, the rap group Living Color will headline the show.