In the tradition of Bob Geldof’s “We Are The World” collaboration for Africa back in 1985, a selection of young Canadian artists guided by the legendary producer Bob Ezrin, have gathered together at Bryan Adams’ “The Warehouse Studio” in Vancouver to record a version of K’naan’s inspirational track “Wavin’ Flag” for the people of Haiti.
With an estimated 230,000 people losing their lives in the Haiti earthquake on January 12, 2010, and a further 1,000,000 left homeless, the 7.0 magnitude quake left in it’s wake one of the worst humanitarian disasters the world has seen in a long time. Many organisations and generous people throughout Canada and the world have been donating their time and their money in an effort to relieve some of the pain and hardship now being felt by the people of Haiti.
Recently released on iTunes, the “Wavin’ Flag” track and video are now available to purchase, with all proceeds going to the Haiti relief effort. 50 artists in total came together to record the song, including K’naan, Sam Roberts, Justin Nozuka, Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado, Hedley, Justin Bieber and the girl of the moment Nikki Yanofsky.
Having just looked right through the “Young Artists for Haiti” Facebook fan page, I have now purchased the track and urge any of you out there who enjoy good music, and/or have not donated to the Haiti cause as yet, to do the same!
Crank up iTunes and do your bit to help those in need. Every little bit helps!