Friday, September 28, 2007

Yoko Ono to celebrate Make Some Noise/Instant Karma with Amnesty International

"Yoko Ono will visit Amnesty International’s London headquarters on 24 September to celebrate the success of Make Some Noise/Instant Karma, which has helped focus global attention on the human rights crisis in Darfur. The Make Some Noise/Instant Karma album, released by Warner Bros. Records in June this year, is part of Amnesty International’s Make Some Noise campaign, a mix of music, celebration and activism in support of human rights.

"The Make Some Noise/Instant Karma album of John Lennon cover songs was made possible due to the generosity of Yoko Ono who granted Amnesty International the rights to all of Lennon’s post-Beatles songs and donated all music-publishing royalties to the project.

"Some of the biggest international names in music‹including U2, Green Day, R.E.M., Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera, The Cure, Snow Patrol and Youssou N’Dour came together for the album, which will culminate in the release of a digital box set on October 9, John Lennon’s birthday. More than 50 artists from every continent have recorded songs and in many cases video pieces for the project ..."
Amnesty News via Nora at Extra! Extra!

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