From Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” to Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin’s “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves,” music influences our feelings. It has the power to move us, challenge us and sometimes change us. “From civil rights and women’s suffrage to anti-apartheid and Live 8, protest songs have helped shape history. When people come together and raise their voices, extraordinary things can happen,” says the ONE campaign. We agree!
Take Action Challenge
Think music can change the world? We think so too! Go to http://www.one.org/protestsongs/ and listen to covers of the world’s most iconic protest songs by top global artists like Mumford & Sons, U2, Kanye West, Tracy Chapman, Will.i.am, Angelique Kidjo, Ed Sheeran, Elvis Costello and more.
Then join the ONE community and raise your voice in time for next week’s G8, a gathering of the heads of eight major economies, to show world leaders you’re paying attention to global poverty and their efforts to end it.
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