Thursday, November 4, 2010 | Categories: Q Blog |
Today on Q, Jian spoke to musicians Peter Gabriel and Salman Ahmad about their newly-released song for Pakistan flood relief, titled Open Your Eyes. They both commented that the world's response to Pakistan has been "pathetic" thus far.
It's been three months since unprecedented floods ravaged Pakistan. As winter approaches, millions are at risk of not having adequate food and shelter. Sadly, donation funds are still not sufficient to meet the needs of Pakistanis.
Listen to the interview (and song) below and tell us what you think. Peter Gabriel sings, "Open Your Eyes, Open Your Hearts". What do you think it will take for people to do that? And, to what extent do you think a song has the power to mobilize people?