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Massive Attack for War Child

Trip-hop pioneers put out a new EP to raise money for charity

  • 23/11/2010
  • Georgie Rogers
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Massive Attack release their new EP Atlas Air this week for War Child, a charity the band previously supported when they contributed to the HELP album.

It has been 15 years since stars united to make the HELP record, which was released to raise money for children in war torn areas like Bosnia and Sarajevo.

The album, which was made in a day, raised £1.5 million for the charity.

Since then, some of the best British musicians have continued to support the work it does.

Massive Attack’s Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja explained to 6 Music why they wanted get involved again.

"They do a lot of great work in different territories which aren’t really that newsworthy anymore maybe," he said. "When the glare of the camera is gone and the focus isn’t on that place obviously other people need to step in and help work on the ground with the kids out there, who are still in really awful environments and predicaments."

A documentary about the making of the HELP album was aired on 6 Music last night. If you missed the first part you can listen again on the BBC iPlayer. Part two will be on at midnight tonight (Tuesday, 23 November).
 6 Music's Sinead Garvan has this report:

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