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February 19th, 2010
A large group of prominent Canadian musicians has quietly come together to record a benefit song for Haiti. While details on all the artists involved in the single are unclear at this point, according to a report by the Globe and Mail, the song is a cover of “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan.
CTV’s Olympic Morning showed footage today of a few artists entering The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver (which was founded by Bryan Adams) to work on the song, including K’naan, Metric members Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw, Jully Black, Bedouin Soundclash’s Jay Malinowski, Tom Cochrane and Nikki Yanofsky, singer of the ubiquitous 2010 Winter Olympics song “I Believe.”
Based on their proximity to the Olympics, the Globe report speculates that Adams, as well as Nelly Furtado, Feist, Nickelback, Broken Social Scene, Diana Krall and Ron Sexmith, may be involved.
If history is any guide, this benefit cover would parallel the 1985 Canadian supergroup Northern Lights, which recorded the song “Tears Are Not Enough” for the original We Are The World album.
Famously, the “We Are The World” remake, “We Are The World 25 For Haiti,” recently debuted during the 2010 Winter Olympics.Tweet