Monday, November 17, 2014

#BandAid30 - there is never just one story, even with all the learning and histry since #BandAid and few African people would even know of it but have progressed so much themselves!

Great to see this IMHO


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D2stoT0k0A of course I wasn't blogging then but I would have


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1jeiC-JEsI for the dignity of that poor lady I wish the video had opened a little different IMHO #bandaid30 @bandaid30 http://www.bandaid30.com


Its also great to see the debate that is emerging from it:


http://www.channel4.com/news/damon-albarn-band-aid-africa-music-blur-frontman-video


and starting about 22min in on this program > http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04sncx3/sunday-morning-live-series-5-episode-18


Also all the other creative efforts which are probably much closer to home and connected to local peoples thoughts and needs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruYQY6z3mV8 this is exceptional!!


I just hope the UK artists are as enduring as Bob Geldof on this and related causes!




History if you need it:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQzJAKxTrE Band Aid the original!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Aid


https://www.youtube.com/results?q=live+aid Live Aid and Band aid 1984


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_Aid_(band)#Band_Aid_II 1989


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_Aid_(band)#Band_Aid_20 2004


https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=band+aid+20 2004

1 Comments:

At 20/11/14 10:51, Blogger the life and blogs of Nick Horslen said...

Here is a very well written addition to the debate. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/19/turn-down-band-aid-bob-geldof-africa-fuse-odg?CMP=fb_gu and Id add to this with something I shared with a friend who posted it on facebook: ......Yep this is a really important debate http://www.channel4.com/news/damon-albarn-band-aid-africa-music-blur-frontman-video and we need to understand what the people on the ground need http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04sncx3/sunday-morning-live-series-5-episode-18 (start at 22min) and respond to them and not visa versa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruYQY6z3mV8 ensuring we learn from all our past mistakes in finding out what is working https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwII-dwh-bk the world is a very different place to when BobG was born or when he took on the fight for Ethiopia. We know what can be done and we know we can afford it, in fact cant afford not to succeed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfjdUcJla6s

 

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