A R Rahman raises fund for Haitian earthquake relief :Michael Jackson’s ‘We Are the World’ re composed

    A R Rahman

    The Michael Jackson’s song ‘We Are the World,’ that raised over 30 millions US dollars for African humanitarian programs 25 years ago was redone by popular artistes of the world today including our own A R Rahman to raise funds for Haitian earthquake relief.

    The 25th Anniversary recording featured over 80 artists and performers. The new version embodied the same passion, determination and bigheartedness as the original recording 25 years ago. The song was recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier. None of the singers from the original were included except for the late Michael Jackson joined by his sister Janet.

    The star-studded video was premiered on February 12 during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie brought artists from different genre for this remake.

    “We Are the World 25 for Haiti” is one of the most diverse and successful charitable collaborations in history.