Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Support Global Maternal Health with "Every Mother Counts"


Whether you're a Starbucks fan or not, you might want to stop by sometime soon. Not for a coffee (unless that's your bag), but to pick up a CD. Say what?

Starting today, April 12, Starbucks stores will be selling a compilation called "Every Mother Counts", a companion to the documentary on global maternal health that I cannot WAIT to see, directed by Christy Turlington, titled "No Woman No Cry":



It's enough that proceeds from CD sales go to the CARE and the Every Mother Counts organization, but check out this track listing:

Martha Wainwright - 'Leave Behind'
Carla Bruni - 'Le Loup, La Biche et Le Chevalier (Une Chanson Douce)'
Gwyneth Paltrow - 'This Woman's Work'
Madonna - 'Promise to Try'
Patti Scialfa - 'Children's Song'
Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon - 'There and Back Again, Pt. 2'
Angelique Kidjo - 'Sweet Lullaby'
Ani DiFranco - 'Present/Infant' (remix)
Dixie Chicks - 'Lullaby'
Rosanne Cash - 'Motherless Children' (acoustic version)
Sheryl Crow - 'Lullaby for Wyatt'
Jennifer Lopez - 'One Step at a Time'
Karen Elson - 'The Last Laugh'
Sinead O'Connor - 'Petit Poulet'
Martha Wainwright - 'No Woman, No Cry'

Pretty awesome, right? It's worth it for the Dixie Chicks track "Lullaby" alone, which, if you haven't heard, check out this rendition of an already heartbreakingly beautiful song:




I've also always adored that Madonna song, love pretty much anything by Sinead, and am, well, intrigued, at least, to see what Gwyneth does with "This Woman's Work".

Here's the Facebook page for Every Mother Counts. Please check it out!

By the way, I am not being compensated in any way for promoting this, I just think it's incredibly cool and wanted to pass it along.

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