Nacional Recs Issues Amnesty-benefit EP

 

“The Price of Silence” will commemorate Universal Declaration of Human
Rights Act

 

By Mandy Rodgers

 

Today, Dec. 9, alternative Latin
music record label Nacional releases “The Price of Silence” to bring attention
to the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights Act. Produced by Andres Levin, there will be multiple versions
of the track available on iTunes with all proceeds benefiting Amnesty
International. The song will be available in a full version, radio edit,
Spanish version, and the original song on which the new single is based (“Canción Protesta,” by Aterciopelados, pictured
above) can also be bought.

 

In the same vein as the 1985 pop
hit “We Are the World,” Nacional Records has brought a diverse, global group of
musicians to feature on the track, including Emmanuel Jal, Natalie Merchant and
Stephen Marley. For the music video, actor Laurence Fishburne reads a prologue
written by a two-year prisoner of Argentina’s Dirty War, Alicia
Partnoy. Every artist in “The Price of Silence” have all been activists
throughout the past years.    

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