Artists Band Together to Produce ‘Hope for Haiti’ CD

Rula Zaru

Staff Reporter

Hope for Haiti Now is a live album that was released on Saturday, Jan 23. Not only is this album full of wonderful musicians and beautiful music, this album has a purpose. It encourages hope, spreads sympathy and compassion, and it influences all citizens of this Earth to make a difference in their world.

So whether feeling helpless, distressed, content, or afraid, listen to this album. Get inspired, and help make a difference in your world.

Hope for Haiti Now features 26 artists and bands including Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Taylor Swift.

Although the album is listed in the pop genre, it features several different musical genres due to the diversity within the artists. After listening to “Stranded,” a song performed by Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bono, and The Edge, I felt encouraged and no longer hopeless about the effects of the Earthquake on Haiti.

The chorus: “When the sky falls and the earth quakes we gon’ put this back together we wont break.” This verse sends hope to those struggling in Haiti and reason for individuals wanting to help Haiti and its citizens recover from this tragedy.

“…not gonna leave you stranded” reminds Haiti that she is not alone; the world is here to help.

Hope for Haiti Now had over 150,000 album downloads within 2 days of release.

All profits go to Haiti Earthquake-Relief Donations

Cost: $7.99

Where to buy/download Hope for Haiti Now: iTunes, Amazon

So far over this album has earned 3 million dollars in profit to the Haiti Earthquake-Relief Donations.