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Hear Pearl Jam's Blistering Brandi Carlile Cover 'Again Today'

  Pearl Jam turned Brandi Carlile's slow-burning country tune "Again Today" into a blistering punk track for the upcoming tribute album, Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story – An Album to Benefit War Child. The LP arrives May 5th via Legacy Recordings.
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Meet Zariya, Age 10

  Iraq "The house was completely destroyed by the bombs."  "My mother and aunt were in the kitchen, and my grandfather was with my brother in the hall and I was alone in the corridor."
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Meet Nour, Age 6

Syria "She was always alone. She wouldn’t talk. She wouldn’t eat. She’d wake the neighbours with her nightmares. It was like the fear stopped her mind. She was too shocked to have a personality anymore"   War Child's child friendly space has helped Nour to overcome her experiences.
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Cover Stories Announcement!

It's been almost a year since we launched The Story Campaign and, with your help, we've raised over $150K for War Child UK! We're shooting for $1 million and, to help us get there, we asked 14 of our closest allies to lend us their voices. We are proud to announce Cover Stories, a benefit album celebrating 10 years of Brandi Carlile's The Story. All proceeds go to War Child UK.  
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Rolling Stone - Brandi Carlile Enlists Pearl Jam, Adele, Jim James for 'Cover Stories'

Pearl Jam, Adele, Dolly Parton, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Kris Kristofferson and more have all put their stamp on songs from Brandi Carlile's The Story for an upcoming all-star tribute album Cover Stories benefiting the War Child UK charity.
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Meet Hanna, Age 16

D.R. Congo "They had thought she was dead."   Hannah’s parents were overjoyed to be reunited with her. It had been two years since she had been abducted from her small village in eastern Congo by a group of rebels. The 14 year old girl was dragged back to their base and given to one of the officers as a ‘wife’.
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Meet Jasmin, Age 7

Bosnia Seven year old Jasmin Elezovic stands beside the remains of Mostar’s iconic Ottoman bridge. It had proudly stood for 427 years, but in November 1993 it was destroyed by Croatian artillery fire in a matter of minutes.   This is where our story began. Jasmin was to become one of the original ‘War Children’.
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Looking Back on 2016...

As 2016 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to thank everyone who supported us this year and show you exactly where and how you’ve helped. Our biggest initiative of 2016 was The Story Campaign in support of War Child’s efforts to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war and we’ll be continuing that in 2017 in an even bigger way. But we also gave to other organizations, big and small, local and global. Thanks to supporters like you, we raised close to $250,000 for organizations that needed our support. Here’s who we looked out for this year: The Story Campaign  LGBT Equality Alliance Fight The Fear Campaign Hedgebrook East Nashville Hope Exchange Canyon Park Junior High Music Boosters Missionvale USA BEST (Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking) Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Northwest Youth Services Courage 360 Camp Victory Make Music NOLA Lustgarten Foundation - in honor of Sharon Jones SLAM! SpeakOUT Boston Affordable Homeownership Foundation Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Listening Ear Crisis Center Orange County Coastkeeper Environmental Education JFS Orlando Food Pantry Apha Ghar Inc. Thank you and here’s to another year of making music mean more!
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