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There are many songs written to honour the causes of Nobel Peace Laureates. Book Being Nobel describes the best examples by world-renown singers, musicians or bands.

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SING

by Annie Lennox

This is a call for the national implementation of mother to child transmission prevention programme in all the maternity hospitals in South Africa.

This song is connected to the story of NELSON MANDELA.

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BIKO

by Peter Gabriel

It is a song about the South Afrian anti-apartheid leader Steve Biko, who was killed in prison in 1977. This was a bold move, as in 1980 the anti-apartheid movement was not yet the cause celebre among western artists that it would later become and pop stars were not yet singing or speaking about South Africa.

This song is connected to the story of FW DE KLERK.

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ORDINARY LOVE

by Bono U2

Bono won the "Best Original Song Award" for this song about NELSON MANDELA and starred in "Long Walk to Freedom".

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WHERE ARE YOU NOW, MY SON?

by Joan Baez

It is an album released in 1973. One side of the album featured recordings Baez made during the US bombing raid on Hanoi over Christmas 1972. This song is connected to the story of HENRY KISSINGER.

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SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY

by U2

It's a song from U2's 1983 album War, the band's first openly political album and their first to reach #1 on the charts.

This song is connected to the story of DAVID STEWARD and JOHN HUME.

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DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?

by Bob Geldof

It's a charity song written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for the 1983-1985 famine in Ethiopia. It was first recorded by Band Aid, a supergroup assembled by Geldof and Ure consisting of popular British and Irish musical acts at the time. This song is connected to the story of WANGARI MAATHAI.

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WALK ON

by Bono U2

This song was written in the form of a supporting, uplifting anthem, praising AUNG SAN SUU KYI for activism, during her years of house arrest. Since then, Bono has supported her release in any possible public occasion.

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TUTU

by Miles Davis

Tutu is an album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, released in 1986 to honour archbishop Desmond Tutu and his peaceful struggle against apartheid regime.

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