June 27, 2016  

Peter Gabriel Covers Tom Waits' Song for African Refugees

June 23, 2010 (5:58 am) GMT
Waits, in return, is so impressed with the cover version of his song 'In the Neighborhood' that he has posted video of Gabriel performing it on his official website.

has covered ' "In the Neighborhood" to raise awareness for refugees caught up in war zones like Uganda and the Congo. The Voice Project is an extension of Gabriel's recent "" initiative, during which the British rocker and humanitarian recorded an album of cover songs with an orchestra and toured with it.

Now a group of like-minded artists hopes to record each other's tunes, inspired by a small group of widows and rape survivors in Uganda, who started singing songs in an effort to send musical messages of forgiveness to those abducted and forced to fight, many of whom hide in the bush, afraid to return home.

Gabriel says, "I love the idea that a song can reach people that can't be touched in any other way." He felt it was the perfect opportunity to perform one of his favorite songs: "I've wanted to sing Tom Waits' 'In the Neighborhood' for a long time and this was a great opportunity." Waits is so impressed with the cover, he has posted video of Gabriel performing it on his official website.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'Game of Thrones' Stars Talk About the Bloodbath and Power Transfer in Season Finale
  2. Deadpool Makes Surprise Appearance in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Japanese Trailer
  3. 50 Cent Arrested in the Caribbean for Saying 'Motherf**ker' at Music Festival
  4. Adele Burps While Taking Selfie With a Fan Onstage. See the Hilarious Video
  5. Rihanna Previews New Song 'Sledgehammer' From 'Star Trek Beyond'
  6. Mariah Carey Shows Off Bare Butts at Her DJ Debut in Las Vegas
  7. Justin Timberlake Attacked by Twitter Users for His Comment on Jesse Williams' BET Awards Speech
  8. Artist of the Week: Calvin Harris