BOB MARLEY, sings (Campaign to raise funds to save famine East-Africa)

Bob Marley

Reggae superstar Bob Marley, even though is resting peacefully in his grave, his spirit still lives on. A classic track by the him is being released today as part of a global celebrity campaign to raise funds for the victims of the famine in East Africa.

The Save the Children charity and the singer’s family hope that the new video for the 1973 track ‘High Tide Low Tide’ will tackle the humanitarian catastrophe that has left a reported 29,000 children dead and 10 million short of food.

The video, directed by award-winning Kevin McDonald and with music from the much-loved reggae star, is set to go viral with huge celebrity support, such as Jennifer Lopez¸ Lady Gaga, Queen, Madonna and Beyonce to name just a few.

From Tuesday, celebrities are set to post the video on their Facebook social profiles to raise awareness of the plight of the East Africans to millions of people across the world.

The Marley family has asked in a letter to get as many people as possible posting the video on their Facebook profile too.

They said: “Not one child should be denied food nor water. Not one child should suffer from the conflict caused by grown men. Over three million women and children are suffering. They are innocent. They are not political. They are starving. Bob Marley, then and now stands for an Africa United, for one love, for the protection of children worldwide.

“Please join us as we, along with Save the Children, stand up together as friends to put a stop to this needless waste of life, to feed our children and to save their lives.

“This generous act will help us reach through your friends and ours over two hundred million people worldwide.” The proceeds of the new release will go to Save the Children.

To donate to the East Africa appeal, please follow this link.