Wednesday 17th April 2024
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We Are the World revisited

25 years ago, the world’s biggest names in music got together to raise around $30 million for African humanitarian programs and in 2010, this happens yet again, only this time, we have one Asian in this eclectic bunch of musicians, Tamil superstar, Double Grammy and Double Oscar winner, AR Rahman.

Everyone form Akon to Kanye West, Actors Vince Vaughn and Jeff Bridges, alongside stalwart singers like  Barbra Streisand, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Earth Wind & Fire and it is produced by Lionel Richie and the original producer, the legendary Quincy Jones.

Henson Studios, in the vicinity of Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard was the location where the A List of the music world turned up, high in security and everyone put their egos in check to raise money for Haiti.

Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, who’s group re-made AR Rahman’s multiple awards winning track, Jai Ho, got work with the man himself, yet again.

The organisers made these artistes names public to us: Carlos Santana, Orianthi, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Sugarland, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, Earth Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, The Jonas Brothers, T-Pain, Brian Wilson, Justin Bieber, Nicole Scherzinger, India.Arie, Julianne Hough, Mary Mary, Melanie Fiona, BeBe Winans, Mya, Tyrese Gibson, Anthony Hamilton, Raphael Saadiq, Gladys Knight, Keri Hilson, Joel and Benji Madden, Heart, Brandy, Pink, Musiq Soulchild, Miley Cyrus, Akon, Jordin Sparks, Celine Dion, Rob Thomas, Katharine McPhee, Jeff Bridges, Randy Jackson, Patti Austin, Kid CuDi, Usher,, Kanye West, LL Cool J, Issac Slade (of The Fray), Snoop Dogg, Nicole Richie, Trey Songz, Ethan Bortnick, Taryll Jackson, Taj Jackson, TJ Jackson, Vince Vaughn, Drake, Freda Payne, Faith Evans, Robin Thicke, Rashida Jones, Barbra Streisand, Jimmy Jean Louis, Enrique Iglesias, Zac Brown, Lil Wayne, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, Sean Garrett, Harry Connick Jr., Al Jardine, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (Bizzy Bone) and A.R.Rahman

The Thamarai team wish this project the best of luck and ask you to support Haiti, by buying it at iTunes and Amazon.