Want Your Favourite Artists To Help Japan?
If you want your favourite artists to contribute a track to Japan's relief effort "Download to Donate", a compilation of unreleased music presented by Music for Relief, just send them a tweet and ask them. This is what Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park's singer, songwriter and producer, told ArtisanNews. The important thing is that the fans make noise. Help collecting money for Music For Relief's project by tweeting Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, 30 Seconds To Mars, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Rihanna, My Chemical Romance, etc. the following:
Please help #Japan through @MusicforRelief's Download to Donate by contributing a song http://t.co/dTeCq7O"
You could also write on their message boards and Facebook walls.
100% of the proceeds go to Save The Children!
Check out the current tracklist and Mike's Interview after the jump. ...
Giving up your child to save her: a tale from Tunisia
Photo (c) Alexis Duclos/UNHCR
CHOUCHA CAMP, Tunisia, March 16 (UNHCR) – With smooth features and a calm way about him, Abdullah Omar, 25, comes across as someone accustomed to hard choices. But the decision to send his one-year-old daughter back to war-ravaged Somalia, because he could not afford to support her, was one of the hardest he and his wife Khadija have ever faced.
That was five months ago. "There is not a night that goes by when I don't lie awake thinking about my baby and worrying about her," Khadija told me here at the windswept Choucha transit camp just inside Tunisia.
For the young Somali couple it was the most challenging in a series of ordeals that they have endured in the four years since they fled Somalia – from a 10-day truck journey with people smugglers across the Sahara to serving time in detention and being hounded by racist thugs in Tripoli....