Hope for Haiti: “Stranded” and “Rivers of Babylon”

As a follow-up to my co-blogger’s posts on the recent fundraising telethon organized by George Clooney, Hope for Haiti, I would like to share with our readers “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour),” the song performed by Jay Z, Bono, Rihanna, and The Edge. The mid-tempo track was one of the most upbeat performances of the night, along with Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” and Wyclef Jean’s finale, his interpretation of “Rivers of Babylon” (which included a moving prayer for Haiti in Creole) and “Earthquake.”

The in-studio version of “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” will be available via iTunes on a special album of live performances from the “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon. Just like the telethon, relief organizations that will benefit from the special album include Partners in Health, Oxfam America, the Red Cross, UNICEF, Yéle Haiti Foundation, United Nations World Food Program, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. All the proceeds will go toward Haiti earthquake relief.

For more on all the performances, see http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1630343/20100122/jay_z.jhtml

Watch/listen to “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” at

Watch/listen to Wyclef Jean’s “Rivers of Babylon/Earthquake” at

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