Denzel Washington recently appeared on Instagram Live with Brooklyn Pastor A.R. Bernard of Christian Cultural Center to talk about his relationship with God and his faith journey. Washington, who is devout Christian, shared that he had given his life to Christ three times when he was younger, Fox News reported. The Academy Award-winning actor described […]
While many artists are out there stumping for their own music, it is such a delight to find albums that promote something more important than the artists themselves–a good cause. “Instant Karma”, a new two-CD set, is doing just that for the Campaign to Save Darfur. Amnesty International has teamed up with Warner Bros. to produce these inspiring albums, which feature top artists like U2, Lenny Kravitz, Green Day, and Hassidic reggae star Matisyahu singing covers of John Lennon songs, donated by Yoko Ono.
Although the artists featured are from different musical genres–from punk-pop star Avril Lavigne to bluesman Mick Fleetwood–the covers unfortunately do not reflect the artist’s individual styles. The songs “Imagine” and “Gimme Some Truth” are covered twice on the albums by different artists, but the two versions have a similar flair and sound. Whatever the reason for that, I would have appreciated more individuality in the music.
“Instant Karma” comes with information about the situation in Darfur and Amnesty International, complete with websites you can visit to help bring the tragedies in Darfur to the attention of politicians. Positive social change and music together–just “Imagine” what a difference that can make.