La Salle High School
Musicians Who Make a Difference
Ivannia Rojas Fernández
* Mariel Alfaro
* Rita Leandro
* Bernal González
In this investigation Project we are going to talk about Musicians who make a difference.
The first recognized star is Bono, who won fame with his rockband U2, Ricky Martin, Sting from The Police, and John Lennon from The Beatles.
The idea is to mention some things that they did to make the difference with the objective of turning the world into a better place.
* Sting The Police Amnesty International (human rights) Rainforest Fundation benefic abum: "Carnival!”
* Ricky Martin Ricky Martin Foundation (children)Humanitarian Award
* Bono U2 People in Africa (AIDS, poverty ) sunami in Thailand and Hurricane Katrina.
* John Lennon The Beatles
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (Sting) is a famous british singer, bass and guitar player, which is better known for playing in the band The Police.
He is a political activist. For a long time he has been a supporter of Amnesty International, anorganization that helps people fighting for human rights. He is also dedicated protecting the enviroment, especially the disappearing rainforests of the world, thats why he started the Rainforest Fundation, that help protecting rainforests from destruction and to support the native people who live there.
1992: September: Sting takes part in Modena (Italy) in the first edition of the charitableconcert " Pavarotti and friends ", in the one that dares to sing the " Panis angelicus " Frack's, to duo with Pavarotti, and " The donna e'movile " of Verdi, together with Pavarotti, Zucchero, Lucio Dalla and Brian May, guitarist of Queen
1997:April: the charitable album Appears " Carnival! ", in that the pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque were interpreting completely " The carnival of the animals" of Camille Saint-Saëns. Sting for your(his,her,their) part was interpreting a traditional topic of Newcastle, " Waters closet of Tyne ", together with his(her,your) countryman, the singer Jimmy Nail.
1999: March: James Taylor, Jimmy Nail or Lulu represents in London the charity "Shi-Wa", in which Sting takes part. In her(it) they combine classic music with readings fragments of Shakespeare.Ricky Martin
With more than 65 million copies sold in his musical career, the five time Grammy winner and renowned international artist established the Ricky Martin Foundation to advocate for the well -being of children around the globe in critical areas such as social justice, education, and health.
After his 2002 humanitarian visit to India, where Martin rescued three girls from falling preyto human trafficking, the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador went to Washington DC to join activists in the international fight against the most vicious violation of human rights.
Convinced that music, like philanthropy, bridges hope, in 2004 he launched People for Children - the Foundation's flagship project, to provide education and support for international efforts seeking the elimination of humantrafficking -- with special emphasis on children. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children are trafficked every year for exploitation purposes such as forced labor, commercial sexual exploitation and prostitution, among other forms of slavery. That same year, Martin addressed government officials and representatives at the United Nations in New York, to publicly condemn international child-sextourism.
In 2005, Martin received the International Humanitarian Award, alongside Queen Noor of Jordan and First Lady Martha Fox of Mexico. The distinction was made by the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The State Department also included Martin as an International Hero in its Annual Trafficking in Persons Report 2005. That summer he became the first Latin American to...