Rise Up One More Time

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Rise Up One More Time

Postby Marsbar » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:02 pm


Warner Music Canada is proud to partner with Lorraine Segato and Slaight Music in celebrating
the 35 th anniversary of the iconic Parachute Club anthem “Rise Up” by releasing two newly
recorded contemporary pop versions of the song. The Anniversary Version and Diesel Remix of
“Rise Up” are meant to empower a new generation of youth activists to take a stand and make a
difference in the world.

Profits from all streams and downloads of the single go to
https://torontofoundation.ca/listings/riseup-share- your-power-initiative where 4 non-profit organizations will share in an ongoing campaign to raise awareness via stories, shares, direct
donation and pledge contests for the selected organization.

The two new versions of the song feature an inter-generational mix of performers. Original
Parachute Club members Julie Masi, David Gray and Lorraine Segato, along with emerging
artists Theo Tams, Jimmy Chauveau (Ascot Royals),Jillea, Kayla Diamond, Maya Kiltron and
spoken word artist Britta Badour come together under the name “The New Parachute Collective.”
A contemporary country version of the tune was released last Fall. Titled “Rise Up (Redux)” this
third version features 17 of Canada’s biggest country artists uniting as “The Common Cause
Collective” (3XC).

Of the initiative, Segato says, “The enduring appeal of this song has inspired us to celebrate its
legacy with a campaign to engage, celebrate and honour a new generation of social justice
activists who are shaping the future. It’s time to pass the baton and elevate the work of the
impressive young activists of today. Every transformational moment needs a song to dance to, to
celebrate and rally around. In 1983 we made a call for equality and empowerment and our
enduring positive message is as relevant today as it was 35 years ago.”

Lorraine Segato, lead singer and co-founder of The Parachute Club first recorded the hit single
“Rise Up” in Hamilton’s Grant Avenue Studio 35 years ago with producer Daniel Lanois for the
Parachute Club’s debut LP. Segato and Slaight Music have come together in philanthropic
partnership to release a charity single of the iconic song that serves to celebrate, encourage and
embolden this next generation of activists.

Rise Up Share Your Power is a Canadian initiative that cultivates collaborative artistic activist
engagement via music and art.

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