Peter Gabriel Plays Tom Waits To Promote Peace In Central Africa
The Voice Project is an effort to use music as a way to support the peace movement in northern Uganda, home of the longest-lasting conflict in Africa, a war that has raged for more than two decades. (Impact has previously reported on this conflict and efforts to end it.)
The idea is that women and young people in central Africa have used music as a way up keep their spirits up during times of war. The Voice Project embraces this -- and dozens of music covers have been recorded in support.
The latest in these recordings is a cover of Tom Waits' 1983 track "In The Neighborhood," performed by Peter Gabriel.