Ono To Donate Album Proceeds To Darfur
YOKO ONO has pledged to donate the royalties from the newly-released MAKE SOME NOISE album to a human rights charity in an effort to raise awareness about the Darfur crisis. The album - a compilation of cover versions of her late husband John Lennon's most well-known songs - includes tracks by rockers R.E.M. and U2. And 74-year-old Ono insists she wants to harness the LP's pulling power to make money for Amnesty International, as she believes genocide in the Sudanese region wrongly takes a back seat to the war in Iraq. She says, "Iraq is a terrible daily tragedy but the Darfur crisis should share the same level of focus. "That's why I am donating all of the royalties from the Make Some Noise album to Amnesty International, aimed primarily at raising funds for Darfur."