Music Becomes A Healer as We Are The World Is Recreated For Haiti
In 1985 a Song called We Are The World was put together by 45 top musicians to help aid the African Famine. This week over 100 top entertainers got together to recapture the same song to raise money for Haiti.
The song raised over $63 million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US. It was also considered the best selling song in history world wide. It is now hoped that the We are the World 2010 remake can help assist devastating Haiti earthquake which had a 7.0 magnitude.
Songs such as this have the real ability to make money, send a message and begin to get the aid that it is intended for. However, music is a real healer and there is a great deal of scientific evidence demonstrating music heals.
“Music induces a continuous, dynamic and to some extent predictable change in the cardiovascular system,” said Luciano Bernardi, professor of Internal Medicine at Pavia University and author of a research that demonstrated that music could help heal the heart. “It is not only the emotion that creates the cardiovascular changes, but this study suggests that also the opposite might be possible, that cardiovascular changes may be the substrate for emotions, likely in a bi-directional way.”
Over the course of time music has been used to deal with everything from anxiety to cancer, high blood pressure, chronic pain, dyslexia, heart disease, depression, building a strong immune system, brain injuries, and helps people over all heal quicker.
More important, music can help sooth the soul, and that is what the producers of We Are the World 2010 are hoping for. Artists such as Notably, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Eminem, Jonas Brothers, Justin Biever, Jamie Foxx, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Akon, Patti Austin, Carlos Santana, Natalie Cole, Brandy, Jeff Bridges, Zac Brown, Pink, Joel Madden and Janet Jackson will appear on the album which is slated to be released during NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
No matter what genre or what mix of artists was in there, everybody was there with the same inspiration to help Haiti," says Josh Groban, one of the singers. Music is a great healer and We Are The World is hoping to bring in even more money to help heal Haiti and bring much needed relief.