“We Are the World”, USA for Africa

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We Are the World







Pretty much everyone who was popular in American music in 1985 was there to record this epic song to raise money to help raise money to fight famine in Africa.  The idea came immediately after Bob Geldof put together Great Britain’s finest under the name Band Aid to record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” a few months earlier. 


Right smack dab in the middle of the greed-filled 1980s there was this dash of humanity.  People all over the place were talking about ways to help Africans affected by the famine and poverty caused by decades of colonization.  I was in 6th grade at the time, obsessed with pop culture but ignorant of African history, as were (and are) most people.  Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, and Harry Belafonte were the leaders of this effort, and I listened to…

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