Ed Shareen voiced his singing talent for a new initiative from the One Campaign, an organization fighting against global poverty. He covered Bob Dylan’s ‘Masters of War’, a 1963 protest song from the legendary singer, for One Campaign’s latest initiative ‘agit8’.
Next week, the G8 summit will be held in Northern Ireland. In the lead-up to that event, One Campaign brought together a number of artists including Green Day, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Tom Morello, and Sting to record classic protests songs to show their stance against severe poverty throughout the world. The compilation of recordings also includes ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ from Bruce Springsteen and Mumford & Sons’ group effort with Elvis Costello.
Shareen posted a statement on the website of the campaign. He said that no other thing was as powerful as music to bring people together around an issue. According to him, putting one’s thoughts in a beautiful song was the best way to get her/his point.