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UNICEF launches ‘World Version’ of John Lennon’s IMAGINE

  • 24
  • 09
  • 2016

Katy Perry, Shakira and Idris Elba are among many stars who sing in a new version of John Lennon’s Imagine, released in association with Unicef.

The late Beatles star’s widow Yoko Ono gave the global charity the rights to reproduce his hit for its Unicef Imagine project.

The movement was launched on International Children’s Day 2014 and invited people from 140 countries around the world to take part in the new version of the song, which was originally released by Lennon in 1971.

Accompanying the track is a video featuring a number of Unicef goodwill ambassadors and global influencers, as well as people who uploaded their own version using a purpose-built App from far-flung locations such as Antarctica and the International Space Station.

LOW RESOLUTION - video still NEW YORK, 23 September, 2016 – UNICEF launched the world version of John Lennon’s classic song Imagine today with the support of Yoko Ono, David Guetta and people from over 140 countries around the world. The UNICEF Imagine project, which launched on International Children’s Day 2014, invited people to help re-record the iconic track. The resulting video, launching today, features a number of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and global influencers, alongside people who uploaded their own version via a purpose-built App. Entries were received from every region of the world, including Antarctica and the International Space Station.   This world version of Imagine shines a spotlight on the 28 million children around the world who have been driven from their homes due to conflict. The video was previewed to world leaders at the United Nations Summit on Migrants and Refugees in the UN General Hall earlier this week.

Celebrities involved include David Guetta, will.i.am, Neymar Jr and Priyanka Chopra.

The video was previously shown to world leaders at the United Nations Summit on Migrants and Refugees at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York.

The global charity’s version of Imagine has been recorded to highlight the 28 million children across the world who have been forced to leave their homes due to conflict.

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