Band-Aid Fights Ebola With Incredible Remake Of 'Do They Know It's Christmas'

Music for a cause.

Band Aid 30, the project featuring Bono, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, and other musicians raising funds and awareness to fight Ebola, just released their epic remake of 'Do They Know It's Christmas,' originally written in 1984 to combat famine in Ethiopia.

The description on YouTube provides some context:

The Band Aid Trust was set up in 1984 to administer funds to be raised by the recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas" the iconic song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. The record sold 6 million copies and then led to Art Aid, Fashion Aid, Sport Aid, School Aid, French School Aid and Live Aid, "seventeen hours of live music watched by more people than any other event in history," Live 8 and the successful outcome of the G8 summit.

Now, Band Aid 30 will be a recording to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the original recording. The new recording aims to bring focus, awareness and some finance to the efforts to contain Ebola. The new recording will largely be compromised of the new generation of artists who literally weren't born when the 1984 recording was made!

Legendary musician Bob Geldof, who organized the project, told the BBC that sales of the single have already gone "manic."

To purchase the single on iTunes and help fight Ebola, please go here.

For more on Band Aid 30, check out their webpage.


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