~~December 18, 2014~~
Christmas is fast approaching. There are seven days left before the holiday is upon us. This has been quite the year. As it comes to an end, we hope that this new coming year be better in many aspects.
“It Is What It Is” will feature a special song every night as the countdown approaches.
~Band Aid 30 2014 recording LIVE~
Celebrating Thirty Years
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money for relief of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia. The original version was produced by Midge Ure and released byBand Aid on 28 November 1984.
In October 1984, a BBC television report by Michael Buerk was aired in the UK, which highlighted the famine that had hit the people of Ethiopia. Irish singer Bob Geldof saw the report and was inspired to raise money to relieve those affected by the famine. He called Midge Ure from Ultravox and together they quickly co-wrote the song, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”.
Updates as Bob Geldof, One Direction, Adele and more join forces
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Do They Know It’s Christmas recording, Bob has once again gathered the biggest names in music for a huge collaboration
One Direction joined Sir Bob Geldof and a whole host of fellow stars in London to record the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?“
The likes of Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran, Bono, Chris Martin, Jessie Ware, Paloma Faith, Emeli Sande, Bastille and Elbow all took part and sang lyrics which had been changed slightly to reflect the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Sir Bob gave an emotional speech to the Band Aid 30 line-up and told them: “Today you join Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd and all those other people who at one time have done something for Band Aid.”
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In 1984, Band Aid and Live Aid were formed to help those suffering as a result of the Ethiopian famine
Since then the world has changed dramatically and nowhere more so than in Africa. Across the continent, there has been hugely inspiring and positive change. Poverty is on the decline. Seven of the ten of the fastest growing economies are in Africa.
Child mortality rates have decreased significantly, AIDS contagion levels are beginning to recede, and more children – especially girls – are in school than ever before.
Yet Ebola has struck parts of West Africa. The World Health Organization has said that the outbreak is “unparalleled in modern times”. The UN has recently called for a fivefold increase in government contributions to the fight against Ebola, and more skilled healthworkers are still needed. This is why Band Aid 30 exists
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~~Do They Know It’s Christmas?~~
Band Aid 30 2014
~~Published on Nov 17, 2014~~
Band Aid 30 – ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’
Buy the song. Stop the virus. #BandAid30
Music video by Band Aid 30 performing Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014). (C) 2014 Woodcharm Limited, under exclusive license to Virgin EMI Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd
We ALL are ONE!!