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Bono invites WHY to perform in the #ONEcampaign #agit8

why the bandBono the lead singer of the famous Irish rock band U2 is a well known activist in the fight against Aids and extreme poverty in Africa.

In 2002 he co-founded Data to raise awareness and in 2004 “One” was created. The campaign to make poverty history- by 2008 Data and One combined as ONE.ORG

The ONE Campaign

Co-founded by Bono and strictly nonpartisan, ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than three million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut in half and can be virtually eliminated by 2030.  Learn more at ONE.org.

The one campaign recently released a host of new videos by famous artists  such as Sting, Will.i.am, Usher, U2 and 50 other musicians.

Canadian Rock Band Why invited to perform!

Among those to be invited by Bono and his team to perform is WHY !!

I last wrote about WHY almost a year ago – they are an extremely talented Canadian Rock Band, who are also wonderful people that continually try to help the world while on their journey to stardom (I hope).

Why were asked to  to shoot a live low fi performance of Protest Song in a public location.  Of course they jumped at the chance but with not having much room in their schedule they only had a short time in which to rehearse and shoot the video.  They in fact did the performance in ONE shoot and ONE rehearsal, Why called it a hit and run shoot.  Brian Cook the Singer of Why said “”WE had short notice on a song to cover and one rehearsal. Just ONE. But that’s how we did this, as ONE. That’s how we will put away extreme poverty …as ONE”      That just shows how professional they are.  Also with the help of FLO another Winnipeg artist who joined WHY for the performance.

The track is a cover of Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones.

Lyrics…

Yeah, a storm is threatening
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Lord, I’m gonna fade away

War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away, hey, yeah

Oh, see the fire is sweepin’
At our streets today
Burnin’ like a red coal carpet
A mad bull lost its way

War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away, hey, yeah

Rape, murder, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
Rape, murder, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
Rape, murder, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away

Yeah, a storm is threatening
My very life today
A gimme, a gimme shelter
Or I’m gonna fade away

War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away

It’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away, shot away, shot away
It’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away, shot away, shot away

I tell love, sister, yeah, it’s just a kiss away
I tell love, sister, yeah, it’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away

It’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away
It’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away, kiss away, kiss away

Gimme shelter, yeah, gimme shelter,yeah
Gimme shelter, yeah, gimme shelter
Gimme shelter, gimme shelter

WHY – “Gimme Shelter” feat: FLO (cover)

Shot on the roof of THE MARLBOROUGH HOTEL in Winnipeg June 5th 2013 for the ONE campaign. http://www.one.org/international/Canadian alt rock band WHY shoot a performance of “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones. They were joined by fellow Winnipeg singer FLO.

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8 thoughts on “Bono invites WHY to perform in the #ONEcampaign #agit8

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