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“We Are the World 25 for Haiti” Thursday, February 25, 2010

Originally recorded in 1985, the song “We Are the World” has become an iconic representation of American pop music and the music industry's support of world crises.  Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie, the 1985 recording featured such artists as Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen and Smokey Robinson, and was created to support famine relief in Africa.

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, a remake of the song by another all-star cast of singers was recorded on February 1, 2010.  The new music video premiered during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada (check out our previous blog for more music from the opening ceremony).  The new recording features performances by such dynamic artists as Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Fergie, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, and Lil Wayne, as well as Janet Jackson singing a duet with her late brother Michael.

Now, you and your choir can share this powerful message with “We Are the World 25 for Haiti,” available for SATB, 3-part mixed, SSA and 2-part choirs.  Please contact us for more information on this dynamic and inspirational piece.

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