The song “We Are the World” was originally recorded in 1985 as part of an effort to raise money and awareness for African famine relief.
The song was resurrected and recently re-recorded by a new “super-group” this time to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.
Social Media can be very powerful. YouTube has a lot of great personalities who run their own channels via it. Some feature comedy videos, some are tech. reviewers and some are singers. YouTube features a ton of musical channels. It’s become a place where anyone can upload videos of themselves singing and let the world listen in.
I recently stumbled across a YouTube version of “We Are the World” that sung by many of the YouTubers who use their channel to promote their own musical efforts. These are some of the best musicians YouTube has to offer and I was blown away by how good they did. Each recorded their own parts individually and then the song was edited together to create one continuous track.
Straight from the creators description: Watch the video below and then please help the people of Haiti by buying Quincy Jones’ Official 2010 remake version of this song on iTunes. All of the money from sales go directly to relief in Haiti.
Visit the official “We Are The World” foundation http://wearetheworldfoundation.org and do what you can to help.