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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
WE ARE THE WORLD/UNITED IN SONG
World music superstars lend their support to the latest release from USA For Africa titled We Are TheWorld/United In Song, a digital compilation of 14 tracks featuring individual offerings from some of the genre's most compelling artists. As an added bonus the original recording of We Are The World is included on the compilation to mark the 25th Anniversary of the historic recording. Proceeds from this effort are going to assist Africa and Africans with the current challenges facing the continent. The compilation was released worldwide on December 7, 2010 to hundreds of digital storefronts across the globe including iTunes®, Amazon, eMusic, and Rhapsody in the U.S. This new collection of We Are The World/United In Song is a collection of world music artists including: Angelique Kidjo, Luisa Maita, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lila Downs, Aurelio Martinez with Youssou N'Dour, LeRoy Bell, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Razia Said, Shamarr Allen, Abigail Washburn & the Shanghai Restoration Project, G. Love & Special Sauce, Vieux Farka Toure, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Emi Meyer. The collection of songs was compiled by Executive Producers Suzie Weston and Alexia Baum. We Are The World/United In Song is dedicated to the 40 plus artists and musicians, who paved the way 25 years ago for this new release, with special thanks to Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones. The global artists featured on the compilation represent the next generation of musicians to use their talents to inform and ignite action. Each song presented speaks to an issue or cause valued and supported by the respective artists - giving the listener a global experience that is both enlightening and uplifting. Proceeds from this project support USA for Africa's ongoing commitment to the region with more outreach aimed at the continent and Africa-focused programs around the world, including food, security, clean water, malaria, AIDS, the plight of women and children, and the environment.