October was World Hunger Action Month!
May, 28 2015 will be World Hunger Day
What causes hunger?
What can we do to reduce world hunger?
Many artists in the world composed songs about world hunger and poverty to help raise awareness about theese issues.
Band Aid was a charity supergroup featuring mainly American, British, and Irish musicians and recording artists. It was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-poverty efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" for the Christmas market that year.
Band Aid - Do they know it's Christmas?
USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) was the name under which 44 predominantly U.S. artists, led byMichael Jackson and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single "We Are the World" in 1985. The song was a U.S. and UK number one for the collective in April of that year. This super group was inspired by Bob Geldof's Band Aid.
Usa for Africa - We are the world
"Heal the World" is a song from Michael Jackson's hit album, Dangerous, released in 1991.
The video shows poor children living in Africa.
Michael Jackson - Heal the world
"Imagine" is a song written and performed by John Lennon in 1971.
He asks us to imagine a world at peace
without borders, hunger and wars.
Is he a dreamer?
"Another Day in Paradise" is a song performed by
released in 1989. It is about the problem of hunger and homelessness.
When someone asks for our help in the street,
do we pretend not to hear?
Phil Collins - Another day in paradise
Village Ghettoland is a song by Stevie Wonder
about poverty and marginalization, released in 1976.
Stevie Wonder - Village Ghettoland
Answer the following questions:
Which song do you prefer? Why?
Which words have affected you the most?
Do you know any modern song about poverty or world hunger?