Today two iconic forces that have impacted the past 50 years – the life-saving human rights activism of Amnesty International and the incomparable artistry of Bob Dylan – are being saluted by 80 musicians who contributed new or previously unreleased recordings to Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.
An epic collection, Chimes of Freedom features a stellar and diverse group of artists across the generational and musical spectrum. The talented performers including Adele, Kesha, K’NAAN, My Morning Jacket, Queens of the Stone Age, and Silversun Pickups range in age from Miley Cyrus, 19, to folk music legend Pete Seeger, who, at 92, records Dylan’s poignant “Forever Young,” with a children’s chorus.
The diversity of the musicians and musical genres — from rock, rap, hip-hop to pop, folk, country, jazz and blues — attests to Amnesty’s depth of support in the music community, the universal appeal of the core message of human rights, and the breadth of Dylan’s impact on culture.
A moving tribute to 50 years of Bob Dylan songs and a meaningful campaign to Amnesty’s great work, Chimes of Freedom is a must-listen! Tune in here!