Provide a 7 pages analysis while answering the following question: We Are the One. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The campaign meant to raise donations for charity purposes in Africa, the second version-“We Are the World 25 for Haiti” was recorded in 2010 to support the survivors of the Haiti catastrophe and the television version. Just like “We Are the One”, charity songs should have great influence in changing the world by feeding the hungry population, raising hope and funds for humanitarian purposes.
“We Are the One” charity single has different versions which have been rerecorded for different humanitarian purpose. The original versions of the single “We Are the One” were recorded in 1985 by an all-star group of artists such as Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie among others. The campaign meant to raise donations for charity purposes in Africa. especially Ethiopia which was highly affected by starvation due to the 1983-1985 famine. The proceeds were to be donated through the Unites Support of Artists for Africa (the USA for Africa) organization. A quarter decade later in February 2010, there was a remake of the single, following the wreckage in Haiti caused by an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.0 Mw. This version of the song was named “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”. The donation collected for the campaign was used to support the survivors of the Haiti catastrophe. This version has several editions such as the YouTube and Spanish editions. The last version is the television version which is recorded for mainstream media as opposed to living performances in concerts.
Charity songs have great influence in changing the world due to their humanitarian actions. They help in feeding the hungry population. In 1985, $245 million was raised in a Live Aid concert to help the Ethiopian population against famine. “We Are the One” charity single was recorded with a thematic connection to purpose. The gentle rendition of the song is very effective in underscoring the gravity of the famine in Ethiopia. The performance of the song brings out the strongest emotions.