Kirk Franklin is leading a choir of gospel greats that are giving voice to the victims of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
Yolanda Adams, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp, Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, BeBe and CeCe Winans and Donnie McClurkin are just a few of the artists lifting up their voice for Haiti relief as a part of a choir lead by Kirk. The group recorded “A Song For Pain” this past weekend at the Stellar Awards. The piece, which is like a 2010 version “We Are The World,” was created in response to the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti just one week ago.
The heavenly choir isn’t stopping there, though. They reconvened to do a studio recording of “A Song For Pain,” which will be available for download starting this week on iTunes and other online retailers. Part of the money raised by the track will go to a Haiti relief charity or fund, but there is no word on which one that might be at this time.
And Rihanna has also lent her voice to the cause by releasing the audio from her performance of “Redemption Song,” recorded during her recent appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
The track is available for download on iTunes and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the relief effort.
– Sonya Eskridge