'Beds are Burning' brings celebrities together in support of TckTckTck and climate justice
Thursday, 15 October 2009 08:30
TckTckTck is a global alliance of civil society organizations, trade unions, faith groups and people—all calling for an fair, ambitious, and binding climate change agreement. The campaign song is a re-mix of the mega-hit "Beds are Burning" re-written by Midnight Oil themselves to reflect the greatest humanitarian crisis facing humankind today - climate change.
The song has been supported by over 60 international music stars and celebrities including Duran Duran, Mark Ronson, Jamie Cullum, Melanie Laurent, Marion Cotillard, Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Lily Allen, Manu Katche, Bob Geldof, Youssou N’Dour, Yannick Noah and many more.
The song was driven by one of the co-founders of the TckTckTck campaign, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's new organization, the Global Humanitarian Forum, and their partners global advertising giant Havas Worldwide and their film production arm, The:Hours.
Listen to the song.
Come On - Seal the DealSeal the Deal! has attracted the support of Austrian pop group My Excellence,who have released a song called "Come On (Seal the Deal)". My Excellence members, singer and songwriter Richie Ulmer, guitarist Chris Kolasinski, Michael Pint on bass and drummer Paul Schneider, performed the song for the first time live on August 28 at a ceremony at the United Nations Office in Vienna attended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The Vienna based band mixes pop, punk and classical music and according to their website, aim to write a whole new type of classical music that uses the biggest classical melodies arranged to sound like contemporary music. Their debut album "Pomp's Not Dead", released in 2009, conjured the spirits of Mozart and Bach creating their very own punk as “homage to the geniuses of classical music”. “On this album indie guitars fuse with political lyrics, drum grooves melt with sonatas and distortions reveal strings", the band says
Photo:My Excellence and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon/UNIS ViennaListen to the song.
In the spirit of "all of us can make a difference", the "Cool2Care" sound track incorporates voices from the USA, Croatia, Malta, Serbia, Jamaica, Haiti, Honduras, and France. The author, Brenda Ray, is a location film audio engineer living in New York. Her creative focus revolves around languages, voices, and world rhythms. Previous work includes World Voices Project (www.worldvoicesproject.org) , a human rights artistic and educational audio installation incorporating over sixty languages reading the Declaration of Human Rights.World Voices Project was proud to be a part of UNRIC's KnowYourRights2008 Campaign.
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Recording of Katie Paterson’s unique work of art, first displayed at the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2007, which invited people to dial a mobile phone number to listen to the cracks and groans of melting ice. Paterson placed an underwater microphone inside the Jökulsárlón lagoon - an outlet glacial lagoon of the Vatnajökull glacier on Iceland – which was connected to an amplifier and a mobile-phone, creating a live phone line to the glacier.
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