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Monday September 10, 2012


Emmylou Harris, Rokia Traoré, Fatoumata Diawara, Oumou Sangare Support “Half the Sky” With Free Downloads

Emmylou Harris, Rokia Traoré, Fatoumata Diawara, and Oumou Sangare are all participating in 30 songs / 30 days, in which female musicians from around the world have come together to support the Half the Sky movement. Through the 30 songs / 30 days project, one song per day is available to download for the month of September and leading up to the October 1 and 2 premiere of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a four-hour PBS primetime documentary film inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Watch the film’s trailer below.

The Emmylou Harris song “Home Sweet Home,” off her latest album, Hard Bargain, is available to download today, September 10. “It is an honor to donate one of my songs to a cause that is so worthy of our attention and support,” says Harris.

“Manian,” off Traoré’s Nonesuch debut album, Bowmboï, will be available this Thursday, September 13; “Mousso,” off Diawara’s debut album, Fatou, next Monday, September 17; and “Dugu Kamalemba” off Sangare’s 2004 album, Oumou, on Saturday, September 30.

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Watch the trailer of the documentary “Half the Sky” below: