A group of musicians are getting together to raise awareness of the human suffering in Sudan.
The collective Artists for Sudan have just released a cover of the U2 classic “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, recorded by Toronto producer David Bottrill and Darcy Ataman.
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Lending their voices to the project are Canadian artists Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Corey Hart, Serena Ryder, and members of Billy Talent, Three Days Grace, and more.
“When people are deprived of justice, they create their own language of hope and healing,” Ataman says. “The best way to express this is through music and art. ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’, reimagined by some of our greatest Canadian artists, is a protest song for the people in a country that cannot protest for themselves to the wider world. Our hope is that as a tool of advocacy it helps to finish bending the arc of history of Sudan towards the light.”
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Speaking about his participation in the record, Hart said, “If my position as an artist can help in any way to raise awareness spotlighting Sudan’s current plight for democracy and human rights – I believe I will have utilized my musical voice to a higher good.”
See the full list of artists involved below.
- Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)
- Ben Kowalewicz (Billy Talent)
- Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)
- Cone McCaslin (Sum 41)
- Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace)
- Matt Walst (Three Days Grace)
- Damhnait Doyle
- Emmanuel Jal
- Serena Ryder
- Corey Hart
- Ron Hawkins (The Lowest of The Low)
- Scott Anderson (Finger Eleven)
- Simon Ward (The Strumbellas)
- Amy Millan (Stars)
- Colin MacDonald (The Trews)
- John Angus (The Trews)
- Ewan Currie (The Sheepdogs)