New Orleans mainstays Tank and the Bangas recently enlisted over 20 Crescent City performers to join them on an uplifting version of the classic “What The World Needs Now,” co-written by Burt Bacharach.
“In January, Yahoo gave us the opportunity to call some of our artist friends in New Orleans to help us record ‘What The World Needs now’ and it was one of the most powerful moments I’ve ever experienced in a room full of artists,” bandleader Tarriona Tank Ball explained. “It was so New Orleans. The voices of the children, the poets, the different tones and textures of all the artist was truly transforming. I believe that everyone can testify how high the emotions ran this particular day. It’s my hope that people will become moved, active, and use love in their weaponry in fighting for what they believe is right.”
Collaborators include PJ Morton as well as Galactic’s Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph.
Watch and see the full roster of musicians below:
“What The World Needs Now”:
Tank and the Bangas
Daniel Abraham Jr.
Franklin Davis II