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"Toast To Freedom" In Many Languages, Create Your Own Version
Earlier this month Amnesty International released a music video for “Toast to Freedom,” a song dedicated to human rights activism around the world with proceeds going to benefit Amnesty International. A variety of spontaneous interpretations of the songs have been cropping up across the globe, including one by Russian rap artist Basta. His version entitled “Svoboda” (“Freedom” in Russian), which appears below, melds new lyrics with samples from the original track. Other interpretations have started to surface as well, leading the “Toast To Freedom” organizers to host a contest. Folks are encouraged to record their own take on the song between now and June 30 with songwriters Larry Campbell, Carl Carlton and “Toast To Freedom” producer Bob Clearmountain selecting the winners. Information regarding the contest and the “Toast To Freedom” initiative are available at www.ToastToFreedom.org.