War Child and music go way back
To 1995 and the Balkans bloodbath happening on our doorstep. Whilst politicians did nothing, musicians like Oasis, Radiohead, Sir Paul McCartney and Paul Weller came together and did something remarkable.
They recorded the 'HELP' album in just three days. It's the charity record that all others are compared to.
Since then, War Child has enjoyed a special relationship with some of the most legendary artists and hottest new acts.
There albums and gigs have raised money and awareness for War Child's vital work. They've pioneered using the power of the music itself as a tool for therapy and for taking our message to a mass audience.
The upcoming DOOM/Jneiro Jarel collaboration-- under the name JJ DOOM-- will apparently feature Damon Albarn and Portishead's Beth Gibbons on a track. "Just did a song with Beth of Portishead and Damon Albarn!", Jarel tweeted this weekend, as Consequence of Sound points out. The album, called Keys to the Kuffs, was originally scheduled for a May release through Lex Records, but that seems unlikely at this point.
Sing 5th Anniversary
Annie Lennox - Sing
Jane Birkin - My Secret
Beth’s second collaboration with Jane Birkin.
Sing for HIV awareness
Bod Min Soul
Beth wrote the track 'Killing Time'.
Fried - Things Change
Beth co-wrote the track ‘Love is a Stranger’.
Rodrigo Leão is a Portuguese musician/composer who became known for his musical compositions and participation in portuguese bands such as Madredeus and Sétima Legião.
Birkin and Beth Clip
Beth’s first collaboration with Jane Birkin, providing distinctive backing Vocal.