30 April 2002
What Went On With 'What's Going On ?'
'When Bono called I was so honoured, we wanted to make a difference...'
And Destiny's Child were just one of dozens of musicians who answered the
call, arriving in a New York studio last September to remake the Marvin
Gaye classic 'What's Going On ?' and raise the profile of AIDS in Africa.
After the nine different mixes of the single, which raised tens of thousands
of dollars, now comes 'The Making Of...' DVD, a documentary which goes
behind the scenes in the studio talking to artists and producers about their
hopes for the project.
Those who took part in the recordings include Christina Aguilera, the
Backstreet Boys, Mary J. Blige, Fred Durst, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys,
Jennifer Lopez, 'N Sync, P Diddy, Britney Spears and Michael Stipe.
The DVD includes never seen before footage, exclusive interviews with Bono
and other artists, music videos and much more. As one reviewer on Amazon
puts it, 'From the studio to the stage it follows all the artists through
making this great remake of Marvin Gaye's classic... and more importantly it
raises funds for African AIDS relief. The sound and colour are great, the
extras are nice...I'd never seen some of the video version before. There is
a cool commercial on the DVD too!'
All funds raised through the sale of the DVD go to Artists Against AIDS
Worldwide (AAAW), which is dedicated to raising money from the public,
governments, corporations and through debt relief to stop the humanitarian
crisis of AIDS.
You can watch a clip of the making of 'What's Going On?' here
You can learn more about Artists Against Aids Worldwide here www.aaaw.org
You can buy the 'Making Of... What's Going On? DVD here