Singing for Charity

Typhoon Morakot in the Pacific has caused much damage in Taiwan. The whole village of Hsiao-lin was said to be buried in landslide and probably more than 600 people with it, too; and I suppose then, some Chinese artistes in Taiwan, Hong Kong and elsewhere must be assembling somewhere, holding a concert to collect funds for the victims. That always happens when there is a big tragedy like when there is a big flood in mainland China or a deadly earthquake like the one that happend in Szechuan not too long ago. In the West, fund has been known to be collected by releasing a charity record or a charity single. There was ABBA's Chiquitita and Bee Gees' Too Much Heaven to aid UNICEF. Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas? probably started the ball rolling and in the United States, the charity records peaked in 1985 with We Are The World, and then died out afterwards. The charity single was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie.Shortly after Michael Jackson passed away, I received in my e-mail box the hit song which was recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa. That reminded me of Taiwan's ming tian hui geng hao or Tomorrow will be better. I have always thought of it as the Chinese version of We are the world... Just enjoy these two hit songs, won; you?

We are the world...



ming tian hui geng hao (tomorrow will be better)...

Comments

Liudmila said…
I was always surprized of 2 things in this registration: first -that great dedication of every singer. Second: how the organizers could meet all these great individualists in one team and made them work together.
footiam said…
I am surprised too. I wonder how these people work!

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