Make some noise for peace

14 June 2007 at 11:56 am | Posted in Dafur, Irene Khan, News, Sydney Peace Prize | Leave a comment

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Amnesty International, in cooperation with music giant Warner Bros, have released a 2-CD album of the works of peace activist, John Lennon.

Titled Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Dafur, the album features international artistes including REM, Green Day, Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Snow Patrol, Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz among others. The artistes recorded their interpretation of 38 Lennon works, including the world-famous Imagine.

Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, has donated all the music publishing rights of the album to Amnesty International.

Amnesty Secretary General Irene Khan said: “We’re thrilled to be using John Lennon’s songs in our human rights work. We hope this music will bring an awareness of human rights to a new generation.”

The 2006 Sydney Peace Prize recipient added: “After all, human rights are what make music possible — we wouldn’t be able to create music, listen to it or dance to it without freedom of speech, expression and association.”

The CD can be purchased online or through the iTunes Store.

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